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Calling new lawyers to Council

Ayla Skene reflects on her two years on Council as representative for new lawyers and encourages people who are considering standing, to take the plunge.

Fake phone calls

We have recently been informed of multiple telephone scams - one from someone claiming to be from the Law Society and others from fraudsters claiming to provide a 'Telephone Preference Service'.

2018 Financial Benchmarking Survey - deadline extended

Law firms across Scotland can still take part in the 2018 financial benchmarking survey to assess the financial health of their firm.

What should be top of the training agenda for all NQs?

Olivia Parker, Careers Development Officer at the Law Society, thinks about the business skills newly qualified lawyers can equip themselves with for future success, regardless of the direction they want their career to take.

Pupils through to national debating tournament final

Pupils from four secondary schools have won a place in the final of Scotland’s biggest schools’ debating competition after a battle of words this week.

Scottish Legal Complaints Commission must reform to cut costs

We have called on the SLCC to change the way it administers legal complaints to avoid an above inflation hike in costs.

Scottish pupils through to semi-finals of national debating tournament

Pupils from 16 schools across Scotland have battled their way to the semi-finals of our Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament.

Opportunity for newly qualified solicitors to join Council

Opportunities to stand for Council representing newly qualified members, solicitors in six constituencies across Scotland and Scottish solicitors working in England and Wales.

Public policy highlights

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

Reflections on an in-house traineeship

In her final seat and looking forward to qualifying, Joan McHutchison from Glasgow City Council, reflects on an in-house traineeship

Law Society welcomes plans to raise age of criminal responsibility in Scotland

The Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament.

Resilience over rejection: the key to success.

Emma Shewan, paralegal at Baillie Gifford and future trainee at Pinsent Masons, discusses how resilience in the face of rejection is essential when you're in a tough traineeship market.

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