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Life’s a breach – the harsh cost of a data breach for law firms post-GDPR

Paula Fagan from IT Governance, sponsors of our GDPR Guide, highlights the importance of keeping GDPR at the forefront of risk management.

HM Treasury annual frozen assets review

HM Treasury frozen asset annual review - reporting period ends on 13 October.

In-house team flies high

Carolyn Jameson, Chief Legal Officer at Skyscanner, reflects on the work of her team that led her to being named ‘Senior In-house Lawyer of the Year’ at the Law Awards 2017.

Widening access to the legal profession

Read our comments on the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee report on widening access to the legal profession

Trainees and legal aid

We are working on a joint project with the Scottish Legal Aid Board to gain a better understanding of the number of trainees involved in criminal and mixed practice.

Innovation as a performance indicator

Innovation isn't just about inventing new things, it's about improving how things are done and introducing solutions that have worked elsewhere. Legal management consultant Richard Stock blogs on the importance of innovation to in-house legal departments.

Financial health check of Scottish legal sector indicates revenue boost for larger law firms

A financial health check of Scottish law firms has indicated that increasing work volumes have boosted revenue, although sole principal solicitor firms are shown to be struggling.

Seven new solicitor advocates welcomed

Seven Scottish solicitors have been admitted by our Council as solicitor advocates with extended rights of audience at a ceremony on Tuesday 18 September 2018.

Third of solicitors are victims of violence or threats, according to survey

A third of solicitors who took part in a recent survey have been victims of violence or threatening behaviour.

Regulation – in everyone’s interest

Our Regulatory Committee plays a crucial role in overseeing our regulatory functions. Carole Ford, the lay convener to the committee, discusses some of its recent work and decisions

Why you should consider the Brussels secondment: beer, chocolate and bureaucracy

Eugene McQuaid, a dual qualified lawyer, currently working as an EU Regulatory and Public Affairs Consultant in Brussels explains (from personal experience) why trainees and supervising solicitors should think seriously about the six month trainee secondment in Brussels.

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.

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