Membership Profile 2015

11,358 members holding a practising certificate, 387 non-practising members, 1,896 roll only.
Solicitors in private practice: 3,778 at large firms (10+ partners), 2,940 at small to medium sized firms (2-9 partners), 1,099 solo practitioners. Total: 7,817
Solicitors working in-house: 595 local authority, 442 central government, 513 Crown Office 1,909 private sector and other. Total 3,541
Male solicitors 49% (5,602), female solicitors 51% (5,756)
Total new solicitors: 485, new male solicitors: 178, new female solicitors: 307

Total number on the roll 13,641
Number restored 53
No longer on roll 329

Solicitors employed outside Scotland : 801, +14% on previous year

Multi-national partnerships 30
Registered foreign lawyers 1,456
Registered paralegals 375

Traineeships commenced: 540, +2% increase on the previous year