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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.

"Law School 101”: getting off to a good start this semester

Daniel Cormack, Law Student at the University of Strathclyde, discusses his top tips for incoming first year students to ensure academic success this coming semester

UK and Belgian bars sign up to post-Brexit cooperation

Positive relationships between legal professionals in the UK and Belgium are set to continue post-Brexit with the signing of a first of its kind document by legal organisations in each of the nations.

Concerns remain over drop in legal aid spend

We have commented on a further drop in legal aid spend following publication of the Scottish Legal Aid Board annual report.

Law Society launches new accreditation for legal technologists

Solicitors and Accredited Paralegals who have specialist technology roles could be awarded a new accreditation in recognition of their expertise.

Working as a government solicitor

Holly Dyce, newly qualified solicitor at GLSS, discusses the realities of applying for and undertaking a traineeship with the Government

Millennials and Generation Z as customer and client: changing trade for next generation businesses

Carolyn Thurston Smith, one of our policy executives, will be moderating a panel at next month’s World Trade Organisation’s Public Forum : Millennials and Generation Z as customer and client: changing trade for next generation businesses

Platinum blog series

As part of our platinum anniversary blog series, Claire E Macpherson, solicitor at Burness Paull LLP and member of the Law Society of Scotland Trusts and Succession Law Sub-Committee looks at how succession law has changed with the times.

Law Society and Faculty comment on importance of independent judiciary and legal profession

Law Society President John Mulholland and Dean of the Faculty of Advocates Gordon Jackson QC jointly comment in advance of the Supreme Court judgment on the UK Government’s prorogation of Parliament.

Law Society responds to consultation on Legal Aid reform

The Law Society of Scotland has highlighted the importance of making the legal aid system easier to navigate for members of the public and solicitors, and reiterated concerns about the sustainability of funding for the service as part of the response to a Scottish Government consultation on legal aid reform.