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Public policy highlights

Our policy committees have had another busy year analysing and responding to proposed changes in the law to positively influence the creation of a fairer and more just society.

15 tips for getting a training contract

Rob Marrs, head of education at the Law Society of Scotland, explains some of the basic ways you can improve your chances of getting that elusive traineeship position.

Law Society launch Christmas charity campaign to help legal stars shine

The Law Society launched this year's Baublefest campaign to raise much needed funds for The Lawscot Foundation.

Scam emails from 'The Law Society support centre'

The Law Society of England and Wales have confirmed that they did not send these emails and you should not open the attachment.

DX addressing replacing LP

From Monday 1 January 2018, DX addressing will be used as the preferred way of sending mail within the document exchange in Scotland.

Accredited Paralegal highlights 2017

It’s been non-stop since the Accredited Paralegal status launched on 7 August and now I’ve been here for six months, it’s a good time to look at what we have achieved together so far.

Professional Practice Update - December 2017

More than 400 Scottish firms have applied and been accepted onto the HSBC panel, managed by Legal Marketing Services (LMS).

Law Society pays tribute to Ethel Houston OBE

The Law Society has paid tribute to Ethel Houston OBE, one of the first women to become a partner of a Scottish law firm.

Legal aid benefits Scotland’s health, wealth and happiness

Every person in Scotland benefits from legal aid according to a new study which is the first of its kind in Scotland.

Fife solicitor struck off the roll of solicitors

Following an investigation by the Law Society of Scotland, the Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal (SSDT) has found Mr Walls guilty of professional misconduct and struck him from the roll of solicitors.

GDPR – Do you need a data protection officer?

Dr Kenneth Meechan, member of the Law Society of Scotland’s Privacy Law Committee, explains the new rules on data protection officers and sets out some important tasks which all law firms should consider.

Two nominations for the Law Society of Scotland vice president

Austin Lafferty and John Mulholland have been nominated to become the next vice president of the Law Society of Scotland.