Innovation as a performance indicator

Innovation isn't just about inventing new things, it's about improving how things are done and introducing solutions that have worked elsewhere. Legal management consultant Richard Stock blogs on the importance of innovation to in-house legal departments.

Financial health check of Scottish legal sector indicates revenue boost for larger law firms

A financial health check of Scottish law firms has indicated that increasing work volumes have boosted revenue, although sole principal solicitor firms are shown to be struggling.

Seven new solicitor advocates welcomed

Seven Scottish solicitors have been admitted by our Council as solicitor advocates with extended rights of audience at a ceremony on Tuesday 18 September 2018.

Third of solicitors are victims of violence or threats, according to survey

A third of solicitors who took part in a recent survey have been victims of violence or threatening behaviour.

Regulation – in everyone’s interest

Our Regulatory Committee plays a crucial role in overseeing our regulatory functions. Carole Ford, the lay convener to the committee, discusses some of its recent work and decisions

Why you should consider the Brussels secondment: beer, chocolate and bureaucracy

Eugene McQuaid, a dual qualified lawyer, currently working as an EU Regulatory and Public Affairs Consultant in Brussels explains (from personal experience) why trainees and supervising solicitors should think seriously about the six month trainee secondment in Brussels.

Public policy highlights

Our policy committees have had a busy month analysing and responding to proposed changes in the law to positively influence the creation of a fairer and more just society.

Mental health first aid, a simple question?

Mental health first aider, Lyndsey Thomson explains what's involved in the mental health first aid training and what it has meant to her personally.

GDPR – What was all the fuss about?

A few months on from the enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Laura Irvine, partner at BTO solicitors, looks at the changes introduced and what they mean for individuals and organisations.

What is commercial awareness?

Andrew Todd, group director & company secretary of Springfield Properties plc, reflects on how being commercially aware can be particularly important (and challenging) for in-house lawyers.

Opportunities for influence and development on our committees

Solicitors and non-solicitors have the opportunity to get involved with the work of the Law Society of Scotland, influencing decisions affecting the Scottish legal profession and helping to shape good law.

Welcome focus on consumer protection, health and family in 2018-19 legislative programme

The Law Society of Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s legislative programme announced by the First Minister today, 4 September 2018.