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SCTS proposals could radically reform Scotland’s summary courts

Society comments on plans to reform summary court practice

Returning to uni for the accelerated LLB

Scott King, accelerated LLB student at Glasgow University, explains what to expect on the accelerated LLB and gives advice on how to get through it.

Street Law wins title of Best Training Initiative at European Association Awards

Street Law, an education programme for pupils at Scottish schools in disadvantaged areas, has taken home the title of Best Training Initiative at the prestigious European Association Awards.

To in-house or out-house? Part one

In the first part of a two-part series, Vlad Valiente explains how Midlothian Council weighed up the potential pros and cons of bringing more legal work back in-house.

How dancing will make me a better trainee

Lorna Stephen, a diploma graduate from the University of Edinburgh who will start a traineeship at Standard Life in September 2017, explains how any skill – in her case dancing – can be transferred and applied in a work context.

Scottish legal aid system ‘needs urgent overhaul’

New report on legal aid shows some of the smallest firms are carrying out legal aid work at a loss

Specialist Accreditation Calling Regulatory Lawyers

The Society has received an application to create a new category for accreditation of ‘regulation of professional conduct’ and we are keen to measure interest from potential applicants.

Relief over pensions and bankruptcy ruling

Stephen Parker from Tilney highlights the recent ruling from The Court of Appeal in relation to bankruptcy and pensions.

Return of fraudulent bank calls to law firms - 17 February 2017

A law firm based in Inverness has received calls from a ‘Brian Johnston’ claiming to be from the ‘Bankline Fraud team’.

Email phishing attempt at Scottish law firm - 16 February 2017

We’ve been made aware that Scottish law firms have recently been targeted by a new email scam.

Brussels Agenda - February 2017

The latest news from the Law Societies' Brussels Office.

Equality and Diversity - meet our guest bloggers

We talk to Penelope Warne, head of oil and gas at CMS

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