How to build your resilience in challenging times

We can’t avoid challenges, but we can choose how we respond to them. In the first of a series of articles by executive coaching consultancy Leading Figures, Thomas Chalmers discusses how to build resilience in the face of challenges.

Scottish Legal Complaints Commission must reform to cut costs

We have called on the SLCC to change the way it administers legal complaints to avoid an above inflation hike in costs.

Scottish pupils through to semi-finals of national debating tournament

Pupils from 16 schools across Scotland have battled their way to the semi-finals of our Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament.

Opportunity for newly qualified solicitors to join Council

Opportunities to stand for Council representing newly qualified members, solicitors in five constituencies across Scotland and Scottish solicitors working in England and Wales.

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.

Reflections on an in-house traineeship

In her final seat and looking forward to qualifying, Joan McHutchison from Glasgow City Council, reflects on an in-house traineeship

Law Society welcomes plans to raise age of criminal responsibility in Scotland

The Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament.

Resilience over rejection: the key to success.

Emma Shewan, paralegal at Baillie Gifford and future trainee at Pinsent Masons, discusses how resilience in the face of rejection is essential when you're in a tough traineeship market.

New video highlights the benefits of financial benchmarking survey

Sue Carter, Law Society of Scotland Council member, highlights the benefits of taking part in the 2018 financial benchmarking survey in a new video.

Profile of the Profession research tender

Information on how to tender for our equality and diversity research, Profile of the Profession.

Professional Practice Update

Impact of Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Act on property law

Lady Hale announced as keynote speaker at annual conference

The UK Supreme Court’s first female president, Lady Hale, is the first keynote speaker to be confirmed for our 2018 annual conference.