GDPR – Changes to consent and what they mean

Domhnall Dods, regulatory solicitor and GDPR expert at Towerhouse and member of the Law Society’s Privacy Law Committee, explains the changes to rules around consent in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Law Society staff raise over £8,000 for the Stroke Association

Law Society of Scotland staff have raised a total of £8,307 for the Stroke Association in a huge range of fundraising activity including walking the West Highland Way, running the Edinburgh marathon relay, a table tennis tournament, pub quiz, raffles and bake sales.

Law Society of Scotland appoints new executive director to boost member services

Paul Mosson has a strong background in delivering member services within the legal sector having worked with the Bar Council of England and Wales for nine years

Scottish pupils to debate removing monuments to controversial figures

Pupils from schools across Scotland are preparing to take to the floor in the opening rounds of the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating tournament.

GDPR – What is a legal basis and why does it matter?

Carolyn Thurston Smith, policy executive at the Law Society of Scotland, explains the legal bases in article 6 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Brussels Agenda - October 2017

Read the October edition, for all the latest EU developments.

Fake law firm emails on the rise

A large volume of scam emails are being reported with many appearing as if they come from existing law firms.

What in-house taught me

Ayla Skene, Council member for new lawyers, explains what impact her time working in-house had on her career and skill set.

SLAB annual report 2017

The Law Society has responded to the publication of the Scottish Legal Aid Board’s (SLAB) annual report 2017 today, Friday, 3 November, which shows a further overall drop in legal aid spending from £137.8 million to £135.7 million.

Last week of consultation on proposed changes to practice rules

The Law Society of Scotland is seeking members’ views on proposals that solicitors will be required to report suspicions of dishonest behaviour within the profession.

Why networking groups are important for your career

Tim Taylor, a second year trainee solicitor at Hastings Legal explains why widening your networks can benefit your career and why he set up Scottish Borders Young Professionals (SBYP).

What employers want from students at law fairs

Olivia Parker, our Careers Development Officer at the Law Society, discusses September's recent round of law fairs. What did students do well and what do employers wish they did better?