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Let's talk about stress

Our Head of High Street Engagement, Katie McKenna, shares her personal experience of stress and calls for employers and employees to look stress in the face and take positive action.

Update on proposed rule change and CPD requirements for Solicitor Advocates

Proposed rule changes which aim to improve the solicitor advocate application process and continuing quality assurance, remain under consideration and accordingly the proposed CPD requirement will not go ahead in the 2018/19 practice year.

New compulsory risk management CPD requirement

As of the 2018-19 CPD year, which begins on 1 November, Scottish solicitors will be required to include a minimum of one hour ‘risk management’ CPD as part of their annual 20 hours training.

Scottish outreach team Silver ‘Best Team’ award

Our Careers and Outreach team who are behind projects which help young people across Scotland engage positively with the law and achieve their legal career aspirations has won the silver ‘Best Association Team’ award in the 2018 Association Excellence Awards.

Lawscot Foundation Charity team up for national award

The Lawscot Foundation has been nominated as the 'Most Innovative Development' in the 2018 Association Excellence Awards and our Careers and Outreach team nominated as 'Best Team’.

New Incidental Financial Business rules and guidance

Legal services consumers are set to benefit from new practice rules for Scottish solicitors on Incidental Financial Business.

In-house team flies high

Carolyn Jameson, Chief Legal Officer at Skyscanner, reflects on the work of her team that led her to being named ‘Senior In-house Lawyer of the Year’ at the Law Awards 2017.

Seven new solicitor advocates welcomed

Seven Scottish solicitors have been admitted by our Council as solicitor advocates with extended rights of audience at a ceremony on Tuesday 18 September 2018.

Why you should consider the Brussels secondment: beer, chocolate and bureaucracy

Eugene McQuaid, a dual qualified lawyer, currently working as an EU Regulatory and Public Affairs Consultant in Brussels explains (from personal experience) why trainees and supervising solicitors should think seriously about the six month trainee secondment in Brussels.

Mental health first aid, a simple question?

Mental health first aider, Lyndsey Thomson explains what's involved in the mental health first aid training and what it has meant to her personally.

Opportunities for influence and development on our committees

Solicitors and non-solicitors have the opportunity to get involved with the work of the Law Society of Scotland, influencing decisions affecting the Scottish legal profession and helping to shape good law.

Win tickets to see David Rudolf

Enter our Facebook competition to win tickets to see David Rudolf!