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An update from the Rights of Audience working party

The Rights of Audience working party have drafted proposed amendments of Rule C4 of the Law Society of Scotland Practice Rules 2011 to facilitate an improved application process and better continuing quality assurance of Solicitor Advocates

Innocent bystander or co-conspirator?

Heather McKendrick, our Head of Careers and Outreach considers the blurred distinction between 'turning a blind eye' and being complicit to an incident and looks at how Street Law encourages lively debate and independent thought.

International Mentoring Day 2017

On International Mentoring Day, we are delighted to share blogs from three participants in our career mentoring scheme.

Law Reform round up November 2017

Our committees have been working on a number of Scottish Parliament and UK Parliamentary Bills and consultations including pre-recording evidence of child and other vulnerable witnesses and the future of financial regulation and supervision post-Brexit.

Law Society launches first massive open online course

The Law Society has been working with law firm Addleshaw Goddard and the UK Shipping Chamber to develop its first massive open online course.

The art of public communications

Ian Forsyth, one of our Public Communications Executives, blogs about the challenges of his role and how we can help you get the right clients through the door.

Finding the firm that's right for you

Chris Miller, due to start his traineeship at Brodies in 2019, discusses how to get to know the right firm for you.

Keeping your client out of prison - what is a criminal solicitor's role?

In his latest blog, John Brannigan delves into what working as a criminal defence solicitor is really all about.

A student’s perspective on ‘the greater good’

Dan McManus, student associate of the Law Society of Scotland, reviews his experience of our annual conference, Leading Legal Excellence: For the Greater Good.

Creating the in-house best practice course

Colin Anderson, Law Society of Scotland Council member, discusses the new best practice course for in-house lawyers and asks for your input for future CPD events.

Fancy a turn in the spotlight?

Ever fancied the chance to have a blog published? We're looking for some accredited paralegals and trainee accredited paralegals to write a shot blog.

GDPR – Personal data breaches and how to report them

Anna Drozd, policy adviser on professional issues at our Brussels Office, explains what personal data breaches are and how to report them under the GDPR.

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