Leading legal excellence: Our strategy 2015-2020

After listening to and speaking with those working throughout the legal profession about the challenges they face and how they believe the market will develop, we have created a bold, ambitious five-year strategy taking us towards 2020.


You can also view our strategy video on Vimeo

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The strategy will see us change our ‘traditional’ approach and pick up our pace of modernisation.

Our purpose is to lead legal excellence – this reflects our leadership role and our pursuit of excellence, taking us beyond simply being successful and respected and recognising that our members operate in and outside of Scotland.

Our mission is to be a world-class professional body – if we are to lead legal excellence then we need to benchmark ourselves in international terms.

Our five strategic goals

We have five strategic goals that if delivered would allow us to meet our purpose and mission.

  1. We will ASSURE our members’ clients and employers by setting and upholding standards that ensure excellent legal and customer service
  2. We will SERVE our members through a detailed understanding of their needs, providing tools and services which they can use every day
  3. We will EXCEL by operating as a world-class organisation
  4. We will INFLUENCE the creation of a fairer and more just society by being an international centre in law and justice thought leadership
  5. We will GROW our membership and income by being a vibrant, influential and inclusive organisation

Please take a few moments now to glance through our strategy or watch our short video. And if you have any thoughts, please tweet @lawscot using #towards2020 or join the conversation in our LinkedIn group. Alternatively you can email us at comms@lawscot.org.uk.

The strategy runs from 1 November 2015 – 31 October 2020. In order to be open and transparent with our members and stakeholders, we will publish an annual operating plan for each of the next five years.  This will detail the activity we believe is necessary to meet the aims and objectives set out within this strategy.

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