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Trainee helpline: So, who are you gonna call?

Katie Wood, Head of Admissions, explains how she supports trainee solicitors on our confidential helpline – starting with nagging!

A great leap into the unknown

Kundai Phute, Governance Solicitor at Aberdeen City Council, reflects on her first few months as an in-house solicitor and some of the things she loves about her move over from private practice.

Law Society ‘frustrated and disappointed’ at final SLCC budget

The Law Society of Scotland has said it is frustrated and disappointed after the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) laid its final budget before the Scottish Parliament.

CPD for in-house lawyers - gender pay gap reporting

At this month’s ‘CPD for In-house Lawyers’ seminar, Amanda Jones – Head of the Employment, Pensions & Immigration team at Maclay Murray& Spens LLP – spoke to us about gender pay gap reporting. Here, Amanda reflects further on what this means for organisations and those involved with collating the data.

Legal services review announced

The Law Society of Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement today, Tuesday, 25 April, of an independent review of legal services, saying that current legislation governing the legal sector is no longer fit for purpose.

Brussels Agenda - April 2017

Read the April edition, for all the latest EU developments.

Local solicitors wanted for Law Society Council

Solicitors hoping to represent their local constituencies as Council members on the Law Society of Scotland’s decision making body have just two days left to submit their nominations.

Society calls for delay on SLAB code of practice

The Law Society of Scotland has called for the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) to postpone the introduction of a proposed new code of practice until new legal aid fee levels for providing police station advice are agreed.

Coding and decoding

Rob Marrs, Head of Education at the Society, reflects on the complementary rather than interchangeable relationship between technology and ‘people’.

New charity set to help legal dreams come true for Scottish students

Academically gifted students from less advantaged backgrounds can now apply for potentially life-changing funding to pursue their dreams of a legal career.

The discount rate - what next?

Kathryn Milne, a personal injury specialist at Tilney, analyses the recent discount rate announcement.

National risk assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing consultation

The UK Government has recently launched a consultation on a refreshed national risk assessment (NRA) of money laundering and terrorist financing.

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