We are the professional body for over 12,000 Scottish solicitors. As well as setting standards for and regulating solicitors, we have a role to understand and serve the needs of our members and the public.
At the Law Society of Scotland we are working together to achieve our overarching objective of leading legal excellence and we are striving to excel and to be a world-class professional body.
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 of respect, openness, progress, integrity and inclusion. We place great importance on our values; these were devised by our colleagues in 2012 and underpin how we conduct our business with our members, the public, each other and wider stakeholder groups.
If you can help us deliver a world-class service to our members and the public, we’d love to hear from you.
If you have any recruitment enquiries, or if you are experiencing any problems, please contact us:
- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- By phone: + 44 (0) 131 226 7411
- In writing: HR Team, Law Society of Scotland, Atria One, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EX
We developed and agreed a set of five values in 2013, and they were reviewed and refreshed following colleague consultation in 2021. The five fundamental values remained unchanged, however their descriptive taglines were updated. Our values can be applied to everything we do, whether it's having a meeting with a colleague or launching a report to be seen by our members and the public.
Treating everyone with consideration, dignity and professionalism, being mindful of their wellbeing
Being approachable, responsive and transparent in the way we work and operate
Continually learning, innovating and improving
Being fair, ethical and accountable
Listening to individuals and developing cultural awareness to enable everyone to be their true selves
Here at the Law Society, we strive to look for people across both our staff roles and committees who come from a wide variety of backgrounds and life experience, and who have a passion and commitment to further all of our work for our members and the public.
During our recruitment process, all candidates are assessed against the same criteria and every effort is made to give them an equal opportunity, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, gender re-assignment, marital or family status, race, nationality, ethic origin, disability, religion or belief, age or membership/non membership of a trade union.
We are particularly looking to broaden the interests, diversity and character of our committees to ensure our work continues to reflect Scotland’s legal profession and Scottish society.
We welcome applications from individuals whose lives or professional experience can make a valuable contribution to our work. We would especially welcome applications from people who belong to groups currently under-represented on our committees, including disabled people, LGBT+ people, young people, and Black and ethnic minority people.