The Law Society of Scotland is the professional body for over 12,000 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.

Contact us during the Coronavirus outbreak

As our staff are following government advice and working from home during the Covid-19 outbreak email is the best way to contact us. Visit our updated Contact Us page for the details of how to get in touch with us during this time.

Who we are

Information about the different groups that make up our governance structure and their individual members.

Our strategy, reports and plans

Our overall strategy is to 'Lead Legal Excellence'. Every year we produce a plan of work to help achieve it and report on progress.

Our standards

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

Work with us

Our colleagues are our greatest asset and we invest in them through learning and development, the promotion of a work life balance and a culture supported by our values.