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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.

Establishing legal aid fee review panel a positive step

The conveners of the Law Society’s legal aid committees are among members of the Scottish Government’s Legal Aid Payment Framework Review Panel, announced today.

Role of ADR and pro bono in legal services provision to be examined

Access to Justice consultations open to better understand the use of alternative dispute resolution and pro bono work

Platinum blog series

Kenneth Pritchard OBE played a key role in the Society’s contribution to the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980 during his 21 years as the Secretary of the Law Society of Scotland. Mr Pritchard became an honorary member of the Law Society of Scotland in 1997.

Innovation Cup invites bright ideas for risk management

Risk management is at the heart of the annual Innovation Cup competition launched today by the Law Society of Scotland, in association with Master Policy lead insurers RSA and brokers, Lockton.

CPD…. what CPD?

Janet Rieu-Clarke, our Accredited Paralegal answers the most frequently asked questions about CPD.

Committee opportunities for influence and development

There are currently vacancies for solicitor and non-solicitor members on 17 of the Law Society’s wide range of committees.

Are you listening?

Janet Rieu-Clarke, our Accredited Paralegal looks at the art of constructive listening and how we can make a positive difference difference to our colleague's wellbeing.

Trainee statistics reflect a varied traineeship marketplace across Scotland

Recent figures have revealed an increase in the number of solicitor traineeships offered by law firms in towns and more rural areas of Scotland, such as Ayrshire, Argyll and Bute, Highlands and Islands, and Lanarkshire.

AML Certificate, where are we now?

The AML landscape is changing and coming under ever growing scrutiny at national and international level. As the AML supervisor for law firms across Scotland it is vital that the Law Society of Scotland continues to deliver a robust regulatory regime which benefits both our members and members of the public.