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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.

Tender for external audit services

We are tendering for external audit services for the year ending 31 October 2018. The external audit tender covers five entities.

Four reasons you should check your grammar

Rob Marrs, Head of Education, tells us why getting your grammar correct is so important

Lack of adequate internet provision compounds challenges of living in rural Scotland

The Law Society of Scotland has said that aspects of the universal service obligation (USO) for broadband service providers mean it is unlikely to meet the needs of more remote rural communities in Scotland.

Law Society of Scotland CEO appointed as interim chair of HIAL

Law Society of Scotland chief executive Lorna Jack has been appointed interim chair of Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL).

Law reform round up October 2017

Our committees have been working on a number of Scottish Parliament and UK Parliamentary Bills and consultations including the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, Islands (Scotland) Bill and the potential impacts of Brexit on health and competition matters.

October 2017 Lawscot News

Our latest newsletter 'Lawscot News' for members is out now and jam-packed with the latest news and views and updates from the Law Society of Scotland.

Thinking about becoming an accredited specialist?

Solicitors who have held an unrestricted practising certificate for five years are now eligible to apply for specialist accreditation.