Law Society news archive for October 2019
- Posts in October, 2019
The Society is set to welcome Scottish solicitors from across the country at its 70th anniversary annual conference this week
Lauren Pennycook, final year law student at the University of Dundee and Vice President (External Competition) of the University of Dundee Mooting Society, discusses her experience of mooting and the benefits this has brought
Andrew Robertson, Managing Director of McClure Solicitors tells us how his firms operating model will lead to planned growth in the future.
Every year the Treasury carries out a frozen asset review. All persons that hold or control funds or economic resources belonging to, owned, held, or controlled by a designated person are required to submit a report detailing these assets by Friday 11 October 2019.
Catherine Hart, Partner at Digby Brown, is one of 14 new mental health and wellbeing advocates to have been appointed by legal mental health charity LawCare. She talks about her new role as a LawCare champion on World Mental Health Day.
One of the challenges facing the world of legal technology is how best to engage with the lawyers of tomorrow, to promote knowledge and foster enthusiasm for change. Sam Moore, Innovation Manager with Burness Paull and Scotland’s first Accredited Legal Technologist, joined Nathan Corr, Legal Technology Rep at the University of Aberdeen’s student law society, to discuss over a cup of coffee.
The Society says new research which offers insight into the way juries reach their verdict in criminal trials will require careful consideration.
Our policy committees have had a busy month responding to proposed changes in the law. Recent highlights include responses on the programme for government, legal aid, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, heritable securities and disclosure.
David Phinn, trainee solicitor at Miller Samuel Hill Brown, discusses his experience of embarking on the traineeship and gives you his top tips for a successful beginning
Our latest Admissions Ceremony took place at the Signet Library in Edinburgh this morning with 65 new solicitors being admitted to the profession.
New legislation banning the smacking of children needs to be supported by a comprehensive public education and awareness campaign.