During the current coronavirus outbreak we have put in place robust plans to ensure we can continue to provide as broad a range of services and activities as possible while maintaining the safety of our colleagues and customers.

In line with national guidance issued by the UK and Scottish governments we have introduced remote working for staff wherever possible. This means that email will be the simplest method of contact for most of our teams and landline numbers may be forwarded to a mobile phone for a response.

If you're looking for a solicitor, remember our Find a Solicitor tool offers a simple way to find a solicitor working near you who may be able to help. You may also be able to find the answer to your question on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you’re looking to speak to one of our other teams we've listed useful contacts below.

For solicitors and accredited paralegals only

Ian Messer - Director of Financial Compliance

Graham MacKenzie - Head of AML

Reporting concerns line

  • Telephone: 0330 0947935 (please leave a message on voicemail - this will be monitored and any calls will be picked up)


Email: legaleduc@lawscot.org.uk

Traineeship issues – please email legaleduc@lawscot.org.uk If you would like someone to call you to discuss please include your telephone number in your initial email.


Equality and diversity

Avenue des Nerviens
1040 Brussels

Faculty liaison

Email: highstreet@lawscot.org.uk

In-House Lawyers

Members benefits

Specialist accreditation


  • Telephone: 0131 476 8195 (please be aware that this phone will forward to a mobile number at this time)

Client Protection Fund

Legal aid and access to justice

For solicitors only

  • Email: legalaid@lawscot.org.uk
  • Telephone: 0131 226 8886 (please be aware that this phone will forward to a mobile number at this time)

Professional Conduct Team

For solicitors and members of the public who have current conduct complaints being considered by the Society only. Please note we cannnot take complaints directly. In the first instance all complaints should be made to the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) as the gateway for complaints against solicitors in Scotland. 


  • Email: reg@lawscot.org.uk
  • Telephone: 0131 476 8168 (please be aware that this phone will forward to a mobile number at this time)

Our Law Society news section gives you access to our recent press releases and statements.

The communications team can help with your press enquiries about the Law Society and the law and legal system in Scotland, and can provide quotes and articles from legal experts and photos of our key spokespeople:

Valerie McEwan - Media and communications manager

Cathy Uttley - Communications executive

Out of hours press and media

For out of hours press enquiries, please call 0131 226 7411 for an on-call mobile number.

If you are interested in submitting an article or news to the Journal magazine or for the online legal news section you can contact the Journal Editor, Peter Nicholson

Contact Peter at peter@connectcommunications.co.uk

For any advertising enquiries please contact Elliot Whitehead.

Contact Elliot at elliot@connectcommuications.org.uk

General enquiries
  • Textphone: 0131 476 8359
  • Fax: 0131 225 2934

DX address: DX ED 1, EDINBURGH

Access and facilities at our office

More information about the facilities available in our offices and how to access the building.


We are providing information on what we are doing to prevent the spread of infection and what you can do to help if you are planning on attending a CPD event.