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Meet the Street Law Trainers

We interviewed some of the students involved in Street Law about what they were expecting from the programme and how it has helped to develop their skills.

Court of Session decision underlines need to review regulation of the legal profession

Recent Court of Session decision on categorisation of a complaint against a law firm has raised issues in how complaints against lawyers should be handled.

Professional Practice updates - September 2016

On 4 August 2016, the Bank of England cut interest rates to 0.25% which is a historic low.

Trainee blog - John Morgan

John is a trainee solicitor at Brodies LLP. John grew up in Coatbridge, in North Lanarkshire, and attended the University of Glasgow for his LLB, spending time abroad at the Universities of Toronto, Connecticut and Cagliari.

NQ blog - September 2016: Why solicitors should train like Olympic boxers

John Brannigan studied at the University of Glasgow and completed his traineeship at Gallen & Co Solicitors.

Law Society of Scotland launches student associate initiative

The Law Society of Scotland is encouraging LLB and Diploma students and graduates across Scotland to sign up as its first ‘student associates’.

Building your support network (with a little help from your friends)

Charlotte Edgar, a second year trainee solicitor at Brodies LLP discusses the importance of building a supportive network at the beginning of your career.

Brussels Agenda - August 2016

The latest news from the Law Societies' Brussels Office.

Law Society seeks new CCBE representative

We are looking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic representative to the UK delegation of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE).

Life in the fast lane - some tips for studying the accelerated LLB degree

Considering the accelerated LLB degree as an option for your route to becoming a solicitor? Christopher Murphy, who’s been there and got the t-shirt, explains some of the things to bear in mind.

Progressing your career as an in-house lawyer

Leigh Kirkpatrick, Legal Counsel in the Services Legal team at RBS, offers some pointers on how in-house lawyers can progress their career.

Transparency key to better informed and better protected consumers

The Society responds to the Competition and Markets Authority interim report on legal services market