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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.

Mental health first aid, a simple question?

Mental health first aider, Lyndsey Thomson explains what's involved in the mental health first aid training and what it has meant to her personally.

GDPR – What was all the fuss about?

A few months on from the enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Laura Irvine, partner at BTO solicitors, looks at the changes introduced and what they mean for individuals and organisations.

What is commercial awareness?

Andrew Todd, group director & company secretary of Springfield Properties plc, reflects on how being commercially aware can be particularly important (and challenging) for in-house lawyers.

Opportunities for influence and development on our committees

Solicitors and non-solicitors have the opportunity to get involved with the work of the Law Society of Scotland, influencing decisions affecting the Scottish legal profession and helping to shape good law.

Welcome focus on consumer protection, health and family in 2018-19 legislative programme

The Law Society of Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s legislative programme announced by the First Minister today, 4 September 2018.

Win tickets to see David Rudolf

Enter our Facebook competition to win tickets to see David Rudolf!

Judicial Factor appointed to Glasgow law firm

The Law Society has successfully petitioned the Court of Session to appoint a Judicial Factor to a Glasgow law firm

Lord Mackay of Drumadoon tribute

Law Society President pays tribute to Lord Mackay of Drumadoon

Writing for real people

Whether you are writing a report or a letter it’s important to keep in mind who you are writing for: real people! Hilary Phillips shares her top tips on remembering and writing for your audience.

Meet the in-house lawyers who protect Scotland's natural environment

Alison York, Head of Legal at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), discusses what it’s like to work as an in-house solicitor to protect the natural environment of Scotland.

Survey seeks to understand violence against the legal profession

Members of the Scottish legal profession are invited to take part in an anonymous survey and share incidents of violent or threatening behaviour experienced, in the course of their professional duties.