Our annual plan for 1 November 2019 – 31 October 2020 includes 28 ambitious and exciting projects.
The plan has been agreed by our governing council, and will help us to deliver our five strategic goals to ASSURE, SERVE, EXCEL, INFLUENCE and GROW.
Our staff team will deliver the projects with support and expert guidance from our 500 volunteer council and committee members from across the legal professional and beyond.
In our operating year from 1 November 2019 - 31 October 2020 we aim to achieve everything in our annual plan as well as provide an excellent day-to-day service for our members, the public and the organisations we work closely with. Our great day-to-day service is supported behind the scenes by our dedicated teams offering operational support including human resources, IT, facilities, administration and finance.
Our day-to-day services to members, the public and others include:
to ensure the provision of excellent legal services - meaning the public can have confidence in Scotland’s legal profession
and where appropriate prosecute before the Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal
to ensure people who are the victim of a solicitor’s dishonesty get the appropriate compensation.
by proactively inspecting the finances of hundreds of legal firms to ensure client money is protected and intervening in firms when there is a critical need to do so, including judicial factors.
to thousands of members of the public who call us for help with their specific circumstances
suggesting amendments to improve the law and responding to consultations across a range of public policy areas.
and those interested in a career in law whilst continuing our schools outreach through the Street Law programme and Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament.
(continuing professional development) so that solicitors, accredited paralegals, trainees and others working in the legal profession can maintain and enhance their skills.
to support their emotional wellbeing through our Lawscot Wellbeing online resource
on practice rules and ethics through our professional practice team.
through tailored email updates relevant to their practice areas and interests, regular social media posts and our award-winning monthly Journal magazine.