SNAILED IT… Law society takes a shine to ‘Pilgrimage to Paisley’ commemorations

Two commemorative plaques highlighting the importance of the ‘snail in a bottle case’ which laid the foundations of the modern law of negligence, have been refurbished and unveiled in Paisley today as part of the Law Society of Scotland’s 70th anniversary celebrations.

Journal online integration

There is nothing as constant as change and that is particularly true in the digital world. So later this month, you can expect to see a big change when you visit the Journal online.

Public policy highlights

Our policy committees have had a busy month responding to proposed changes in the law. Recent highlights include the opportunity to comment on the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, responses to the International Trade Committee’s call for evidence on Trade and the Environment, and our Child and Family Law Committee’s response to the Law Commissions' joint consultation on building families through surrogacy.

Platinum blog series - the future of Scotland’s 'not proven' verdict

As part of our platinum blog series, James Chalmers (Regius Professor of Law at the University of Glasgow and member of the Society’s Criminal Law Committee) and Fiona Leverick (Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice at the University of Glasgow) look at the future of Scotland’s “not proven” verdict.

A change of scenery and jurisdiction

A qualified lawyer in Australia, Rebekah Leviston talks about moving to the other side of the world and working as a paralegal in Scotland.

Changes to admissions rules

Trainee solicitors can start using valuable court skills earlier in their careers after changes to the admission regulations for Scottish...

Financial benchmarking report shows little change for high street law firms

The Law Society's financial benchmarking survey 2019 has found that participant firms' profit per partner levels have increased

70th anniversary annual conference celebrates Scottish solicitors

The Society is set to welcome Scottish solicitors from across the country at its 70th anniversary annual conference this week

Platinum blog series - Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Act 2018

As part of our platinum blog series our policy executive and secretary to the Society's Criminal Law Committee Gillian Mawdsley looks at the Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Act and what it means in ensuring a more just, equal and fair society for us to live in as its citizens.

Mooting? What's that?

Lauren Pennycook, final year law student at the University of Dundee and Vice President (External Competition) of the University of Dundee Mooting Society, discusses her experience of mooting and the benefits this has brought

2018 Law Awards of Scotland commendation blog

Andrew Robertson, Managing Director of McClure Solicitors tells us how his firms operating model will lead to planned growth in the future.

Annual frozen asset review

Every year the Treasury carries out a frozen asset review. All persons that hold or control funds or economic resources belonging to, owned, held, or controlled by a designated person are required to submit a report detailing these assets by Friday 11 October 2019.