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I'm a solicitor - and a carer

Solicitor Gordon Lennox writes about combining full-time work with the responsibilities of being a carer on Carers Rights Day 2018.

Plans for legal aid reform published

Implementing new, evidence-based review system must be a priority in plans to modernise legal aid system

Law Society staff raise £8669 for Ovarian Cancer Action

Marathon relays, walking the Water of Leith in the snow and numerous bake sales, are just a few of the fundraising activities Law Society of Scotland staff have undertaken to raise a total of £8669 over the last year for Ovarian Cancer Action.

61 new solicitors welcomed to profession

61 new solicitors were admitted to the profession at our latest Admission Ceremony which took place today at the Signet Library in Edinburgh.

Not yet registered with ScotLIS?

Registers of Scotland is withdrawing Registers Direct, its legacy service for accessing registers, on 30 November 2018.

Fraud alert

We have been informed of scam emails being sent to law firms claiming to be attaching a subscription invoice from Xero, stating that an amount will be debited from your credit card and inviting you to click on a link.

Five new solicitor advocates welcomed

Five Scottish solicitors, admitted by our Council as solicitor advocates with extended rights of audience, have been introduced to the Court at a ceremony on Thursday 15 November 2018.

What is vulnerability?

Research executive Nicola Johnstone asks what is vulnerability and how does it affect the experiences of vulnerable people in our criminal justice system? She also discusses a roundtable event being held by the Criminal Justice Committee and our research team to gather examples of best practice.

Meditation: Becoming a mindful lawyer, 10 minutes at a time

NQ Solicitor Tim Taylor shares his experience of mindfulness and explains how his daily meditation practise has had a positive impact on his personal and professional development.

Three Scottish solicitors awarded newly introduced accreditation

After demonstrating their vast experience and understanding of professional regulation, three solicitors in Scotland have been accredited with the Regulation of Professional Conduct Law specialism.

The law of succession - what next?

John Kerrigan, member of our Trusts and Succession Law Sub-Committee, summarises the Scottish Government's response to the consultation on the law of succession.

The importance of networking – say yes to that lunch!

Hannah Leslie, trainee solicitor at Springfield Properties Plc, discusses the importance of networking when you’re a trainee.

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