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Support your local faculty

Sharon Wares, a solicitor with The Highland Council and member of the Society's in-house lawyers committee, tells us why she is a proud member of the Faculty of Solicitors of the Highlands

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.

Need support dealing with a client with mental health issues?

Recent stats suggest that around one in three people are affected by mental illness in any one year, so it doesn’t take a genius to work out that a significant proportion of clients who walk in to a solicitor’s office looking for help, will be in someway affected by mental health issues or suffering from poor mental health themselves.

Budgets, relationships and ethics

Ahead of our annual conference on Friday 26 October, leadership and governance consultant Ciarán Fenton previews his conference session for in-house lawyers.

Innovation as a performance indicator

Innovation isn't just about inventing new things, it's about improving how things are done and introducing solutions that have worked elsewhere. Legal management consultant Richard Stock blogs on the importance of innovation to in-house legal departments.

Writing for real people

Whether you are writing a report or a letter it’s important to keep in mind who you are writing for: real people! Hilary Phillips shares her top tips on remembering and writing for your audience.

How to manage your millennials*

Simon Allison, employment law partner at Blackadders, blogs on how to understand, manage and motivate the next generation of workers.

Professional Practice Update - December 2017

More than 400 Scottish firms have applied and been accepted onto the HSBC panel, managed by Legal Marketing Services (LMS).