Do you want to lead and support the solicitor profession through times of change?  Do you want to influence key decisions and bring a fresh perspective to the work of the Law Society of Scotland? Why not consider nominating yourself or someone you know, to ensure that your voice is heard? 

Nominations are now open for seats in in the following constituencies. 

  • Glasgow & Strathkelvin, five seats
  • Perth, one seat
  • Greenock, Kilmarnock & Paisley, two seats
  • Cupar, Dunfermline & Kirkcaldy, two seats

You should complete a nomination and candidate information form and submit both documents (in Word format) along with a photograph of yourself to James Ness at by 12 noon on Thursday 21 April 2022. 

The detail in your candidate information form will provide the basis of your election profile and will be shared on our website as part of the campaign.

In the event of a contested election, voting will run from 12 noon Thursday 5 May 2022  to 12 noon on Thursday 19 May 2022.  

These posts will run for a full three year term, until May 2025.


Lay (non-solicitor) vacancies

The Law Society of Scotland is the professional body for Scottish solicitors and aspires to be truly reflective of the modern shape of the profession.  We are looking for committed individuals to be lay members on our Council.                 

These positions play a crucial role in ensuring a strong, independent and regulated profession.  Lay members are non-solicitors from all walks of life who provide critical experience and insight from the perspective of the general public.  They play a significant role on our Council and their views, experience and knowledge play a key part in our discussions. 

This is an opportunity for people from every part of the community to use their knowledge and life experience to make a positive difference for us all.  If you have a genuine interest in the Society and would like to make a contribution to the effective practice of law in our country, we would love to hear from you.  

You can read more about our Council on our website or to apply, please send your CV to Willie Finlayson at or contact him for an initial discussion on 0131 539 7087


Being a Council member

Being a Council member can be a fulfilling, fascinating and challenging experience. You should apply if you want to:

  • lead and support the profession through times of change
  • make sure your interests are reflected in key decisions
  • expand your network and broaden your circle of influence
  • bring your fresh perspective to the work of the Society

Our Council

The Council is our decision-making body. It's made up of elected members from geographical constituencies, co-opted and non-solicitor members.