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Law Society publishes cloud computing guide

Thinking about moving to the cloud? Check our newly published cloud computing guide.

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.

Have bookmakers in Scotland been dealt a blow?

Stephen McGowan, partner and head of licensing (Scotland) at law firm TLT and a member of the Law Society of Scotland’s Licensing Law Sub-committee looks at why it’s a significant time for bookmakers and the gambling industry in Scotland.

The value of research

Research executive Nicola Whiteford discusses the value of research and urges our members to have their say and take part in this year's Profile of the Profession survey before 30 May

Law Society launches price transparency consultation

We are asking the legal profession and consumer bodies for their views on price transparency for legal services.

Changes to the guidance on ownership and destruction of files

Fiona J Robb, Director of Professional Practice, talks about changes to the guidance on ownership and destruction of files in anticipation of the imminent arrival of GDPR.

New and returning Council members welcomed on board

Two new members and two familiar faces have been elected by their peers to join the Law Society's Council, in the latest round of contested elections.

Five key lessons learned during my traineeship

Tim Taylor, a second year trainee solicitor at Hastings Legal discusses the five key things he has learned during the traineeship

Student competition winner 2018

This year’s annual student competition run by the Law Society in partnership with the Scottish Parliament invited students to consider the role of committees in the Scottish parliament and take a creative approach to answering the question.

Quotas, targets, or what can the legal profession learn from American football?

Our head of education Rob Marrs asks if quotas can encourage career progression

Law Society raises concerns on proposed changes to the law on road traffic offences

Drivers accused of minor road traffic offences should retain the right to go to court if fixed penalty notices are introduced in Scotland

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