The Council is our decision-making body. It has 39 members elected from geographical constituencies, up to nine co-opted members representing other interest groups and nine non-solicitor members. It meets regularly and is usually chaired by the President. Working with departments and others, a wide range of committees and sub-committees report to the Council.

You can find out more about the standards our Council works to in our code of conduct for Council and committee members.

Ex-officio members
President 2017/18
Vice President 2017/18
Past President 2017/18
Convener of the Public Policy Committee
Aberdeen, Banff, Peterhead & Stonehaven
Alloa, Falkirk, Linlithgow and Stirling
Treasurer and vice president-elect
Arbroath, Dundee and Forfar
Ayr, Dumfries, Kirkcudbright and Stranraer
Council member since: May 2017 Solicitor since: August 1988
Campbeltown, Dumbarton, Dunoon, Oban, Rothesay and Fort William
Cupar, Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy
Dingwall, Dornoch, Elgin, Inverness, Kirkwall, Lerwick, Lochmaddy, Portree, Stornoway, Tain & Wick
England and Wales
Greenock, Kilmarnock and Paisley
Haddington, Peebles, Jedburgh, Duns and Selkirk
Co-opted members
New lawyers representative
Convener of the In-house Lawyers’ Committee
Representative of the Corporate & Banking Sector
The Scottish Government
Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service
Representative for Scottish solicitor advocates
Representative for Scottish solicitors outside of Great Britain