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65 new solicitors welcomed to profession

Our latest Admissions Ceremony took place at the Signet Library in Edinburgh this morning with 65 new solicitors being admitted to the profession.

Law Society of Scotland says education is essential next step for new smacking ban

New legislation banning the smacking of children needs to be supported by a comprehensive public education and awareness campaign.

Unpacking the American Dream

Poppy Mulligan tells us about her experiences of studying abroad, undertaking the New York Bar and the challenges she faced during her time in America

IFB rules changes and why we need them

Our Head of International, Katie Hay, explains the incidental financial business rules changes and why we are holding a SGM on 24 October

2019 Scottish legal award winner blogs

Alastair Shepherd, partner at Coulters reflects on yet another success for the growing Edinburgh Law Firm.

"Law School 101”: getting off to a good start this semester

Daniel Cormack, Law Student at the University of Strathclyde, discusses his top tips for incoming first year students to ensure academic success this coming semester

UK and Belgian bars sign up to post-Brexit cooperation

Positive relationships between legal professionals in the UK and Belgium are set to continue post-Brexit with the signing of a first of its kind document by legal organisations in each of the nations.

Concerns remain over drop in legal aid spend

We have commented on a further drop in legal aid spend following publication of the Scottish Legal Aid Board annual report.

Law Society launches new accreditation for legal technologists

Solicitors and Accredited Paralegals who have specialist technology roles could be awarded a new accreditation in recognition of their expertise.

Working as a government solicitor

Holly Dyce, newly qualified solicitor at GLSS, discusses the realities of applying for and undertaking a traineeship with the Government

Millennials and Generation Z as customer and client: changing trade for next generation businesses

Carolyn Thurston Smith, one of our policy executives, will be moderating a panel at next month’s World Trade Organisation’s Public Forum : Millennials and Generation Z as customer and client: changing trade for next generation businesses

Law Society and Faculty comment on importance of independent judiciary and legal profession

Law Society President John Mulholland and Dean of the Faculty of Advocates Gordon Jackson QC jointly comment in advance of the Supreme Court judgment on the UK Government’s prorogation of Parliament.