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Annual frozen asset review

Every year the Treasury carries out a frozen asset review. All persons that hold or control funds or economic resources belonging to, owned, held, or controlled by a designated person are required to submit a report detailing these assets by Friday 11 October 2019.

Scottish solicitor Catherine Hart appointed as a LawCare champion

Catherine Hart, Partner at Digby Brown, is one of 14 new mental health and wellbeing advocates to have been appointed by legal mental health charity LawCare. She talks about her new role as a LawCare champion on World Mental Health Day.

Legal tech meets legal education

One of the challenges facing the world of legal technology is how best to engage with the lawyers of tomorrow, to promote knowledge and foster enthusiasm for change. Sam Moore, Innovation Manager with Burness Paull and Scotland’s first Accredited Legal Technologist, joined Nathan Corr, Legal Technology Rep at the University of Aberdeen’s student law society, to discuss over a cup of coffee.

Law Society comment on new jury research

The Society says new research which offers insight into the way juries reach their verdict in criminal trials will require careful consideration.

Platinum blog series

As part of our platinum anniversary blog series, Adèle Nicol, Partner, Anderson Strathern and member of our Rural Affairs Sub-committee looks at how legislation introducing the right to roam and the right to buy brought about significant change.

Public policy highlights

Our policy committees have had a busy month responding to proposed changes in the law. Recent highlights include responses on the programme for government, legal aid, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, heritable securities and disclosure.

Starting your traineeship? What to expect...

David Phinn, trainee solicitor at Miller Samuel Hill Brown, discusses his experience of embarking on the traineeship and gives you his top tips for a successful beginning

65 new solicitors welcomed to profession

Our latest Admissions Ceremony took place at the Signet Library in Edinburgh this morning with 65 new solicitors being admitted to the profession.

Law Society of Scotland says education is essential next step for new smacking ban

New legislation banning the smacking of children needs to be supported by a comprehensive public education and awareness campaign.

Unpacking the American Dream

Poppy Mulligan tells us about her experiences of studying abroad, undertaking the New York Bar and the challenges she faced during her time in America

IFB rules changes and why we need them

Our Head of International, Katie Hay, explains the incidental financial business rules changes and why we are holding a SGM on 24 October

2019 Scottish legal award winner blogs

Alastair Shepherd, partner at Coulters reflects on yet another success for the growing Edinburgh Law Firm.