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How Scottish solicitors can use their skills to help worthy causes

There are a number of events happening throughout the year which could benefit both your clients and a range of charities - whilst boosting future business for your firm.

Society to publish UPC findings online

A range of unsatisfactory professional conduct findings will be published to improve transparency of the Society’s regulatory procedures

September 2016 Bulletin

Read the latest news from the Scottish legal profession in our September 2016 Bulletin

Law reform round up September 2016

Policing and Crime Bill, non-compete clauses, the CMA’s Report on the Legal Services Market and more.

Law Society responds to Scottish Government legislative programme

Access to justice must remain priority during roll out of legislative programme

Equality and diversity - meet our guest bloggers

We talk to Jennifer Young, chairman of Ledingham Chalmers

SLCC complaints levy policy - changes to internal guidance

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has updated its internal guidance which will apply to the determination of all complaints that go to Determination Committees from 1 September 2016.

Meet the Street Law Trainers

We interviewed some of the students involved in Street Law about what they were expecting from the programme and how it has helped to develop their skills.

Court of Session decision underlines need to review regulation of the legal profession

Recent Court of Session decision on categorisation of a complaint against a law firm has raised issues in how complaints against lawyers should be handled.

Professional Practice updates - September 2016

On 4 August 2016, the Bank of England cut interest rates to 0.25% which is a historic low.

Trainee blog - John Morgan

John is a trainee solicitor at Brodies LLP. John grew up in Coatbridge, in North Lanarkshire, and attended the University of Glasgow for his LLB, spending time abroad at the Universities of Toronto, Connecticut and Cagliari.

NQ blog - September 2016: Why solicitors should train like Olympic boxers

John Brannigan studied at the University of Glasgow and completed his traineeship at Gallen & Co Solicitors.

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