About us

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

About us

We were established in 1949 and are financed by our members without any funding from government.

Not only do we regulate and represent all practising solicitors in Scotland but we have an important duty towards the public interest. All practising solicitors are members of the Society and are required to meet our high standards.

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Our aim is to lead and support a successful and respected Scottish legal profession.

This aim is underpinned by five objectives.

  • Excellent solicitor professionalism and reputation
  • Our members are trusted advisers of choice
  • Our members are economically active and sustainable
  • The Society is the professional body and regulator of choice
  • The Society is a high performing organisation

 

Who we are

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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A to Z of what we do

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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Reports and meetings

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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Our standards

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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Making a complaint about us

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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Equality and diversity

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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Work with us

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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Contact us

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

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