Develop your career with a mentor

The team behind PLD, who provide our mentoring platform software, explain the many benefits of being a mentee when you're trying to meet a professional goal, and why you should consider signing up to our career development mentoring scheme.

Design thinking - how to make it work for you

As the popularity of design thinking in business gathers momentum Craig Allan, Legal Counsel in the Outsourcing, Technology & IP legal team at RBS, discusses what it means and how it can be applied to legal services.

Review of mental health law a step in the right direction

We welcome the Ministerial announcement of an independent review of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.

Road traffic accident referral scheme

One of our solicitor members has reported being the subject of a scam, involving a road traffic accident referral arrangement in the hope that other Scottish solicitors will not fall foul of the same or similar fraud.

Why you should choose Street Law

Neil Brannigan, a second-year law student at the University of Stirling explains why Street Law is a fantastic outreach opportunity to become involved with while studying law.

58 new solicitors welcomed to profession

Our first Admissions Ceremony of the year took place at the Signet Library in Edinburgh this morning with 58 new solicitors being admitted to the profession.

Top 5 FAQs for those considering mentoring

Here are some of the key questions our panel received from a recent information session for prospective mentors.

Client email hacking scam

We have been made aware of a current wave of fraudulent client emails requesting change of bank details. Scottish solicitors, paralegals and cash room staff should be on alert.

Proposed SLCC budget risks increased costs for consumers

We have criticised the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission's plans for a third consecutive above-inflation levy on solicitors which risks rising costs for legal services consumers.

Accredited Paralegal blog: March 2019

Janet Rieu-Clarke, our Accredited Paralegal has been out and about this week, meeting Accredited Paralegals, solicitors and paralegals who are not accredited... Yet! She's had her pic taken for the First 100 Years project, shares some great news in numbers and invites you to get involved and share your own stories.

Minimising risks in a high risk area

The legal sector’s provision of Trust or Company services as an inherently high risk area of business and one which will provide the focus for our next phase of AML supervisory activity.

Innovation Cup - see your idea come to life!

Daryl Jarvis, trainee solicitor at BTO Solicitors, was last year's inaugural winner of the Innovation Cup with his risk management tool. Here he tells us what winning has meant to him, and why you should consider entering this year.