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The debate - Planning, prep & pressure to get it right

Lyndsey Thomson is the Society's careers and outreach coordinator. Lyndsey works on a number of education and training initiatives and having recently taken on the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament, she tells us about what's involved.

Law Society welcomes court ruling on complaints handling

The Law Society of Scotland has welcomed a Court of Session ruling on the handling of over 200 legal complaints.

June 2017 Lawscot News

Our newsletter, Lawscot News, is full of the latest news and views from the Scottish legal profession.

Law reform round up June 2017

The Society’s committees have been working on a number of Scottish Parliament and UK Parliamentary Bills and consultations including the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill, the Great Repeal Bill White Paper and the beneficial ownership register.

Wanted! Your views on our new app

We are looking for solicitors, paralegals and trainees to take part in a one-hour focus group in Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Join our new lawyers reference group

Applications are still open for anyone wanting to join our new lawyers reference group! The group meets bi-annually in Edinburgh to discuss issues affecting new lawyers and contribute to the Law Society's strategy in related areas.

Got a passion for the profession?

As this blog goes live there are less than 24 hours until voting for the general election opens.

Find a Solicitor upgrade

We’re upgrading the Find a Solicitor tool on our website to help people looking for a solicitor access accurate, up to date information on every practising Scottish solicitor and their firm.

Urgent investment needed to secure long-term future of legal aid

The Law Society of Scotland has called for increased investment, less bureaucracy and better use of technology to ensure the long-term sustainability of legal aid.

Hate crime video wins student competition

This year’s annual student competition run by the Law Society in partnership with the Scottish Parliament took a step away from the traditional essay format and invited students to produce either a blog or a video.

The Diploma - your questions answered

Each year, we survey our outgoing Diploma students to gather information on a range of topics including where they studied, whether they have secured traineeships, career aspirations and what careers support they have received during university.

Life on the accelerated LLB

Lara Pedreschi is a first-year accelerated LLB student at the University of Edinburgh, having previously undertaken a degree in history. Lara's goal is to qualify and practise as a solicitor in Scotland.