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Journal online integration

There is nothing as constant as change and that is particularly true in the digital world. So later this month, you can expect to see a big change when you visit the Journal online.

Public policy highlights

Our policy committees have had a busy month responding to proposed changes in the law. Recent highlights include the opportunity to comment on the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, responses to the International Trade Committee’s call for evidence on Trade and the Environment, and our Child and Family Law Committee’s response to the Law Commissions' joint consultation on building families through surrogacy.

Changes to admissions rules

Trainee solicitors can start using valuable court skills earlier in their careers after changes to the admission regulations for Scottish...

70th anniversary annual conference celebrates Scottish solicitors

The Society is set to welcome Scottish solicitors from across the country at its 70th anniversary annual conference this week

Mooting? What's that?

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

2018 Law Awards of Scotland commendation blog

Andrew Robertson, Managing Director of McClure Solicitors tells us how his firms operating model will lead to planned growth in the future.

Annual frozen asset review

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.

Scottish solicitor Catherine Hart appointed as a LawCare champion

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.

Legal tech meets legal education

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.

Law Society comment on new jury research

The Society says new research which offers insight into the way juries reach their verdict in criminal trials will require careful consideration.

Public policy highlights

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.

Starting your traineeship? What to expect...

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