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SLAB annual report 2017

The Law Society has responded to the publication of the Scottish Legal Aid Board’s (SLAB) annual report 2017 today, Friday, 3 November, which shows a further overall drop in legal aid spending from £137.8 million to £135.7 million.

Last week of consultation on proposed changes to practice rules

The Law Society of Scotland is seeking members’ views on proposals that solicitors will be required to report suspicions of dishonest behaviour within the profession.

Why networking groups are important for your career

Tim Taylor, a second year trainee solicitor at Hastings Legal explains why widening your networks can benefit your career and why he set up Scottish Borders Young Professionals (SBYP).

What employers want from students at law fairs

Olivia Parker, our Careers Development Officer at the Law Society, discusses September's recent round of law fairs. What did students do well and what do employers wish they did better?

Top 5 things trainees want to know

Olivia Parker, Careers Development Officer looks at the top 5 things trainees want to know.

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.