Law Society news archive for January 2017
- Posts in January, 2017
Aimee Godfrey, a Diploma in Legal Practice student at Dundee University explains how a summer placement at a law firm helped get her legal career up and running.
Commenting on the announcement today, Thursday, 26 January, that the Scottish Government is to set up an independent review of...
Pupils from schools across Scotland are getting ready to debate in the 2nd rounds of the Donald Dewar Memorial DebatingTournament.
An in-house lawyer writes about an equality dilemma they faced when considering appointing a law firm to carry out work for their organisation.
The number of training contracts started in practice year 2015/16 was 549 representing an increase of 2% on the previous practice year.
The Society's President Eilidh Wiseman comments on the Supreme Court's judgment
As we open our consultation on alternative routes to the profession, our Head of Education Rob Marrs sets out the background.
Commenting on the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) draft budget for 2017/18, Eilidh Wiseman said: “At a time when the public sector is facing pressure to control its costs, it is unacceptable for the SLCC to come forward with a such a substantial increase in its budget, a cost which must be funded entirely by the Scottish legal profession.
Following its recent nomination for ‘Best training initiative’ at the European Association Awards, our Head of Education Rob Marrs sets out plans for the future of Street Law.
We’re aware of a suspected scam where someone claiming to be an ‘attorney’ is writing to members of the public warning that court action would be taken if an outstanding debt is not paid.