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Law Society comment on McClure Naismith

Law Society comments on the announcement that McClure Naismith has gone into administration.

Legal traineeships and the perils of tunnel vision

Rob Marrs, senior policy and development manager at the Law Society of Scotland, reflects on his own past experiences of job hunting and the lessons for anyone looking for a traineeship.

‘Rising stars’ chance to shine

Talented lawyers working in house will have their chance to shine in this year’s search for the Law Society’s In house Lawyers Group (ILG) Rising Star.

Ambitious new strategy will see Law Society of Scotland respond to legal market changes

The Law Society of Scotland has launched an ambitious new strategy today, Thursday 13 August, which will see it expand the range of services offered to its members and open its doors to other legal professionals as well as solicitors.

Landlords and letting agents are being urged to watch out for trafficked tenants

Police Scotland is calling on landlords and letting agents to help tackle human trafficking in Scotland by being aware and alert to the problem.

Glasgow law firm targeted by fraudsters

Scottish solicitors and members of the public are being warned to be on the alert for fraudulent law firms by the Law Society of Scotland.

Law Society launches video guide to starting a business

The Law Society of Scotland has launched a new video aimed at members of the public wanting to start their own business.

August 2015 Bulletin

Read the latest news from the Scottish legal profession in our August Bulletin.

Nominations open for Law Society Council by-election in Edinburgh

Nominations are now open for solicitors in Edinburgh hoping to join the Law Society of Scotland’s decision making body.

Society’s Laura Malcolm appointed as director to LawCare board

Professional Support Manager Laura Malcolm will become the Society’s new trustee and director on the board of LawCare.

Law Society to publish guides for new parents

Scottish solicitors, paralegals and other legal services professionals will soon benefit from new guides aimed at helping them have a smooth return to work after maternity, shared-parental or adoption leave.

Professional practice updates - August 2015

The key features of the Court Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 will be implemented on 22 September – the start of the new legal year.

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