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Secondment opportunity in Brussels

The UK Law Societies' Joint Brussels Office has an exciting opportunity for trainee solicitors, newly qualified solicitors, or paralegals to gain international experience with a three-month secondment at its office.

Angus wins 2021 In-house Rising Star Award

In-house solicitor Angus Niven has been crowned as the Society's in-house rising star of 2021.

End of an era for Law Society as Chief Exec announces retiral

Law Society of Scotland Chief Executive Lorna Jack has today announced that she will retire from the organisation at the end of 2021 after 13 years in post.

Peebles High School wins national debating tournament for second year in a row

Thomas Dunmur and Laura Eggleton of Peebles High School have been crowned Scotland’s best young debaters, after winning the grand final of the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament 2020/21, organised by the Law Society of Scotland.

Fraud alert - fake law firm

We have been notified of a fake law firm named McCallum and Co which claims to offer legal advice in personal injury and accident compensation cases. There is no firm of solicitors of this name registered with the Law Society.

Qualified One Way Costs Shifting update

New rules in relation to Qualified One Way Costs Shifting (QOCS) are due to come into effect on 30 June 2021

Legal aid trainee fund launches

The Scottish Government’s £1 million fund to support 40 legal aid traineeships in Scotland has opened to applicants.

Two shortlisted for In-house Rising Star Award 2021

Two solicitors have been shortlisted for the Law Society of Scotland In-house Rising Star Award 2021 in recognition of their work as in-house lawyers.

Call for new regulatory framework for police body cameras before increasing use

The Society has said that oversight, governance and transparency will be essential in relation to police officers wearing body cameras.

Recommended trainee pay held for second year

The recommended rates of pay for trainee solicitors will not change for the second year in a row, due to the ongoing economic impact of coronavirus, the Society has confirmed.

Law Society makes UK Top 100 Most Inclusive Workplaces index

The Law Society of Scotland has been named one of the UK's Top 100 Most Inclusive Workplaces at the National Centre for Diversity's 2021 FREDIE Awards.

Diversity and inclusion on the agenda for Scotland’s in-house lawyers

In-house solicitors are set to hear from expert speakers and panellists covering a range of topics, including the impact of Covid-19, wellbeing and sustainability, at the online In-house Annual Conference on 16 and 17 June. The winner of this year's In-house Rising Star Award will also be announced.