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Pupils through to national debating tournament final

Pupils from four secondary schools have won a place in the final of Scotland’s biggest schools’ debating competition after a battle of words this week.

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.

Thinking about the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice?

Legal graduates planning their next career steps can access information about the six Scottish Universities who provide the Diploma in Legal practice, using our Virtual Diploma Fair.

Legal charity wins silver in European Association Awards

The Lawscot Foundation won the silver award in the ‘Most Innovative Development by an Association’ category in the 2018 European Association Awards.

Judicial Factor appointed to Dalbeattie law firm

A Judicial Factor has been appointed to Dalbeattie law firm, Austins LLP

Committee opportunities for influence and development

There are currently vacancies for solicitor and non-solicitor members on 16 of the Law Society’s wide range of committees.

Increase in traineeships offered by sole practitioners and in Highlands and Islands

Our latest figures reveal the number of traineeships registered in the last practice year and trends over recent years.

Scottish solicitors endorse proposed changes to practice rules

Members endorsed our proposed amendments to practice rules on anti-money laundering practices and incidental financial business at our 2018 SGM.

Consultation on proposed changes to practice rules

We are inviting responses from members on proposed changes to current conflict of interest practice rules.

Graham Matthews comments on the appointment of the new Chair of the SLCC

Graham Matthews comments on the appointment of Jim Martin as the new Chair of the SLCC.

Public back Law Society call for restrictions on using term ‘lawyer’

The Law Society of Scotland is calling for the term ‘lawyer’ to include only those who have recognised legal qualifications and are regulated, as is the case for solicitors and advocates.