law society of scotland

Why paid traineeships are not enough…

May 11, 2012

Following yesterday’s guest blog by Christopher Agnew, we welcome another guest poster, Tim Haddow of Edinburgh University’s Law Students’ Council, who provides an alternative view of the debate over fair access to the legal profession. Paid Traineeships – Levelling the playing field Firms must now pay trainees at least the minimum wage. The Law Society […]

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‘The Challenges Facing Prospective Trainees in an Uncertain Economic Climate’: A Personal Perspective by Christopher Agnew

May 10, 2012

We are pleased to welcome Glasgow University law graduate, Christopher Agnew, as he pens this incisive guest blog post regarding some of the challenges facing prospective trainee solicitors in Scotland in the current uncertain economic climate. Entering into a life in law, as I did in 2005, I would expect that my peers would have […]

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Law Society of Scotland & SHRC respond to Carloway Review

June 13, 2011

The Law Society of Scotland and the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) have both published responses to the Carloway Review, with a large focus on the Scots law requirement of corroboration, through which at least two individual pieces of evidence are required for a criminal conviction to be secured. The corroboration requirement is one element […]

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867 criminal cases not able to proceed because of Cadder

February 9, 2011

As reported by the Journal Online on Wednesday 9 February 2011, a total of 867 prosecutions have not be able to proceed as a direct result of the Cadder v HMA ruling last year, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service has announced.

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Cadder Goes Forth | Emergency Amendments to Scots Criminal Law

October 27, 2010

The Law Society’s response appears to be a welcome pragmatic and practical one. The principle of proportionality is rooted in the human rights legislation within the ECHR and, thus, in the Human Rights Act 1998. Yes, we have to change, but let’s not go overboard.

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