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SLCC budget rise risks higher costs for consumers

The proposed budget, which includes a 9.2% rise in income funded by a levy on solicitors and advocates, comes on the back of a series of double digit percentage rises over recent years.

What can you offer as an in-house lawyer?

David Bryson, In-house Lawyers’ Committee vice convener, shares his experience of chairing a recent in-house roundtable and highlights his three key takeaways.

Join me on the mentoring platform

Accredited Paralegal, Janet Rieu-Clarke has decided that 2019 is the year when she will take better care of herself and her career development. Taking the plunge and signing up to our mentoring platform she encourages other Accredited Paralegals to do the same.

Business development and networking - why it’s never too soon to start

Leadership trainer Paul Horwood looks at why young professional should develop networking skills early on.

The privilege of honorary membership

Ken Pritchard, former Secretary of the Law Society, tell us about the honour of being appointed honorary member of the Society in 1997

Law Society agrees strategic partnership with award-winning fintech, Amiqus Resolution

Our new strategic partnership will us work more closely with Edinburgh-based technology company, Amiqus Resolution.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years' time?

We're bringing our career development roadshow back this year, designed to showcase career options in the legal profession. Do you aspire to be a partner, senior manager in-house or an accredited specialist, or are you not quite sure? Come along and hear from our panel of solicitors who have carved out their own unique careers.

New Year resolutions

Our Head of High Street Engagement, Katie McKenna, considers what brings her joy as she contemplates new resolutions for the year ahead.

Have you thought about becoming a mentor or mentee?

Are you enthusiastic, passionate and have a desire to make a difference and help people? Why not consider becoming a mentor in 2019 and share your experience, skills and knowledge to encourage and support a mentee.

Former Citizens Advice director set to lead Society's regulatory work

Craig Cathcart, senior lecturer at Queen Margaret University’s Business School, has been appointed convener of the Law Society’s Regulatory Committee.

Time to delegate?

Executive coach Russell Borland examines how delegation, done well, can benefit all concerned.

Thinking about mentoring?

Charlotte Edgar, now a qualified solicitor working at Morisons LLP, shares her experience of participating in the student:trainee mentoring scheme. Charlotte participated in the pilot programme and mentored an LLB student to offer support with early career development and the traineeship search.

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