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The value of completing a summer placement

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.

Society welcomes announcement on hate crime legislation review

Commenting on the announcement today, Thursday, 26 January, that the Scottish Government is to set up an independent review of...

Pupils to debate the use of performance enhancing drugs in professional sports

Pupils from schools across Scotland are getting ready to debate in the 2nd rounds of the Donald Dewar Memorial DebatingTournament.

Secret in-house lawyer: What would you do in an equality dilemma?

An in-house lawyer writes about an equality dilemma they faced when considering appointing a law firm to carry out work for their organisation.

Solicitor traineeship numbers in Scotland continue to rise

The number of training contracts started in practice year 2015/16 was 549 representing an increase of 2% on the previous practice year.

Supreme Court judgment clarifies route to invoke Article 50

The Society's President Eilidh Wiseman comments on the Supreme Court's judgment

Brussels Agenda - January 2017

The latest news from the Law Societies' Brussels Office.

Do we need alternative routes to the profession in Scotland?

As we open our consultation on alternative routes to the profession, our Head of Education Rob Marrs sets out the background.

SLCC budget and levy increase “unacceptable” says Law Society

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.

What next for Street Law?

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.

Suspected scam claiming outstanding debt owed

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.

Law Society of Scotland comment on Prime Minister’s Brexit statement

Statement provides welcome detail on a number of issues

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