A Scottish perspective on the Post Office Horizon scandal

Stuart Munro, the Convener of our Criminal Law Committee, writes on the ongoing Post Office Horizon scandal and how Scotland is lagging in resolving mistreatment of subpostmasters.

We need to talk about mental health in the Scottish legal sector

John McElligott, Chief Operating Officer of Kara Connect discusses mental health in the Scottish legal profession, why wellbeing matters and what employers can do address wellbeing issues.

Journal editorial December 2023

A farewell message, with many people to thank, on stepping down as editor after 20 years in post

AML Spotlight: Holistic customer due diligence

For our anti-money laundering (AML) blog series spotlighting key topics and concerns, our AML Risk Manager Jenni Rodgers looks at holistic customer due diligence: what it is, why it's important and the steps and risk factors to consider.

Increasing the pace of disability inclusion

For International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD), our Head of Education Rob Marrs reflects on the work done over the past year to improve disability inclusion.

Journal editorial November 2023

I support those including the International Bar Association and Barack Obama who call for Israel's response to the Hamas atrocities to align with humanitarian values

AML Spotlight: Human trafficking

For our anti-money laundering (AML) blog series spotlighting key topics and concerns, our AML Risk Manager Jenni Rodgers looks at human trafficking, how to spot the red flags of it and steps to take to prevent it.

How to stop being stressed to the nines

The theme for International Stress Awareness Week is "“Beyond Stress Management – From Stigma to Solutions.” Careers and Wellbeing Manager Lou Murphy shares provide some solutions that can help prevent and manage stress.

Bridging the gap from law student to solicitor

Amanjit Uppal and Patricia Taylor from the Scottish Young Lawyer's Association explain why the association exists and what it offers to university students studying Scots law.

Journal editorial October 2023

There is legitimate concern that so few complaints of rape lead to a guilty verdict, but the main focus should be on complainers' experience

Protecting the independence of the legal profession

Law Society of Scotland President Sheila Webster gave the speech below in London on Sunday, 1 October 2023 as a...

AML Spotlight: Terrorist financing

In the first in our anti-money laundering (AML) blog series spotlighting key topics and concerns, our AML Risk Manager Dale Trahms examines terrorist financing, how it impacts the legal sector and how to combat it.