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I need to find a solicitor!

We're launching a new advertising campaign later this month to promote the work of Scottish solicitors as trusted, regulated professionals and our newly improved Find a Solicitor search function.

My top 10 tips for a successful secondment

Emily Callaghan discusses secondments and how to get the most out of going on placement as part of your traineeship.

My transition from trainee to newly qualified solicitor

Lauren Findlay writes the first in a series of blog posts about her experience as an NQ with Glasgow City Council.

Scottish solicitor struck off

Following an investigation by the Law Society of Scotland, the Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal (SSDT) has found former solicitor advocate, Michael McSherry, guilty of professional misconduct in the course of his work at Paisley firm, SBM Law and struck him from the Roll of Solicitors.

Two sides to a summer internship

A former intern and her employer talk about their experience of an in-house summer internship and why you should give it a go.

GDPR – Plan, don’t panic

Tim Musson, Convener of the Law Society of Scotland’s Privacy Law Committee, explains why the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is all-important for law firms.

The tortoise and the hare: the benefits of the part time Diploma

Charlotte White is currently undertaking the part-time Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Dundee having obtained an LLB in Scots and English Law in 2016. Here she talks about why she chose the part-time Diploma and would encourage others to consider it as an option.

An Accredited Paralegal's tale

Janet Rieu-Clarke, our in-house Accredited Paralegal, explains the path that led her to new role at the Society and the rationale behind the new accredited paralegal status.

Brussels Agenda - September 2017

Read the September edition, for all the latest EU developments.

The residence nil rate band – are your clients affected?

Alison Fitzsimons, Associate Director with Tilney in Scotland explains what the residence nil rate band, which was introduced in April 2017, means for inheritance planning.

Minimum recommended requirements for video conferencing

In line with the Scottish Government’s Justice Digital Strategy and in anticipation of proposals to redesign and modernise summary justice in Scotland following the Evidence and Procedure Review, the Society is looking closely at issues relating to technology in the justice system.

Healthcare in Scotland needs consideration as part of Brexit negotiations

The Law Society of Scotland has said that healthcare needs in Scotland should be considered alongside those of the UK as a whole, as part of ongoing Brexit negotiations.