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Two sides to a summer internship

A former intern and her employer talk about their experience of an in-house summer internship and why you should give it a go.

GDPR – Plan, don’t panic

Tim Musson, Convener of the Law Society of Scotland’s Privacy Law Committee, explains why the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is all-important for law firms.

The tortoise and the hare: the benefits of the part time Diploma

Charlotte White is currently undertaking the part-time Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Dundee having obtained an LLB in Scots and English Law in 2016. Here she talks about why she chose the part-time Diploma and would encourage others to consider it as an option.

An Accredited Paralegal's tale

Janet Rieu-Clarke, our in-house Accredited Paralegal, explains the path that led her to new role at the Society and the rationale behind the new accredited paralegal status.

Brussels Agenda - September 2017

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

The residence nil rate band – are your clients affected?

Alison Fitzsimons, Associate Director with Tilney in Scotland explains what the residence nil rate band, which was introduced in April 2017, means for inheritance planning.

Minimum recommended requirements for video conferencing

In line with the Scottish Government’s Justice Digital Strategy and in anticipation of proposals to redesign and modernise summary justice in Scotland following the Evidence and Procedure Review, the Society is looking closely at issues relating to technology in the justice system.

Healthcare in Scotland needs consideration as part of Brexit negotiations

The Law Society of Scotland has said that healthcare needs in Scotland should be considered alongside those of the UK as a whole, as part of ongoing Brexit negotiations.

Anti-money laundering guidance published

The Society has published new Anti-Money Laundering Guidance for our members.

New Council representation for international Scottish solicitors and solicitor advocates

Two brand new seats on the Law Society of Scotland Council have been filled by a Scottish solicitor working in Brussels and a solicitor advocate based in Fife.

Financial benchmarking survey shows improving fortunes for smaller law firms

A survey of Scottish law firms’ finances has shown improving fortunes for smaller law firms.

Voting open for Law Society of Scotland Council elections

John Scott QC and President of the Society of Solicitor Advocates urges his fellow solicitor advocates to vote for their dedicated representative.

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