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Public back Law Society call for restrictions on using term ‘lawyer’

The Law Society of Scotland is calling for the term ‘lawyer’ to include only those who have recognised legal qualifications and are regulated, as is the case for solicitors and advocates.

Why mentoring matters

David Bryson, an experienced mentor from our career and trainee CPD schemes, discusses our newest mentoring scheme for law students and trainees.

Brussels Agenda - November - December 2017

Read the November - December edition, for all the latest EU developments.

Prepare, plan and execute

Tim Taylor, a second year trainee solicitor at Hastings Legal reveals his top tips for effective time management to help avoid mental and physical burnout.

How to manage your time and caseloads effectively at Christmas

John Brannigan discusses the importance of effective time management on the lead up to and throughout a busy Christmas period.

Combining a career break with doing the Diploma

Simon Smith, mature student on a career break, discusses how he's taking the plunge and balancing the Diploma with a family.

New AML approval process for law firm partners due to start in 2018

Law firm owners will be expected to go through a new approval process which is to be introduced in 2018 as part of the 2017 anti-money laundering regulations.

Everything you need to know about applying for the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice

For LLB students thinking about taking the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, there's a lot to consider. Make sure you know what support to look out for in early 2018 to help you navigate the decision-making process.

What to expect from your summer placement

Chris Miller discusses how to make the most of a vacation scheme and ensure you make a lasting, positive impression.

John Mulholland to be next Law Society of Scotland vice president

Falkirk solicitor John Mulholland has been confirmed as the Law Society of Scotland’s next vice president today, Friday 15 December 2017.

Law Society raises concerns ahead of budget

Ahead of the 2017 Scottish budget, the Law Society calls for further LBTT reforms and comments on the Scottish income tax rate

Judicial Factor appointed to Aberdeen law firm

The Law Society of Scotland has successfully petitioned the Court of Session to appoint a Judicial Factor to Aberdeen legal...

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