About us

The Law Society of Scotland is the professional body for Scottish solicitors.

About us

The Law Society of Scotland is the professional body for over 11,000 Scottish solicitors and was established in 1949. We have an overarching objective of leading legal excellence, and strive to excel and to be a world-class professional body, understanding and serving the needs of our members and the public. We set and uphold standards to ensure the provision of excellent legal services and ensure the public can have confidence in Scotland’s legal profession.

The Law Society also has a statutory duty to work in the public interest, a duty which we are strongly committed to achieving through our work to promote a strong, varied and effective legal profession working in the interests of the public and protecting and promoting the rule of law. We seek to influence the creation of a fairer and more just society through active engagement with the Scottish and United Kingdom governments, parliaments, wider stakeholders and our membership.

To find out more, please see Leading Legal Excellence, our strategy for 2015-2020, and an A to Z of what we do.

The Society has a governing Council, which sits as the principal decision-making body of the organisation. It is made up of solicitor members, the vast majority of whom are elected by solicitors in constituencies covering each part of Scotland.

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We have created a bold, ambitious five-year strategy taking us towards 2020.

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We provide a range of services to our members and the public. Take a quick look at our A-Z of services to see how we can help you.

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The Society publishes an annual report and corporate plan every year. The latest versions are available here, along with a range of financial and other information.

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We aim to provide a high level of service to all those who depend on our services and with whom we interact.

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As in every organisation and despite our best efforts, things sometimes can and do go wrong. We want to know when we have not provided the kind of service we aim for.

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As the professional body for solicitors in Scotland, the Society has equality and diversity responsibilities to the profession, to the public as a whole, and as an employer.

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The people who work at the Society are our greatest asset. We advertise job vacancies and positions on the Council, our committees and working parties.

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You can contact the Society in writing, by phone or email.

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