Redundancy and Unemployment Support

Redundancy Advice and Support

As part of the Society's work to support solicitors facing redundancy or unemployment, a range of information and support is available to download from the related links including:

  1. Redundancy Advice and Support - an overview
  2. Redundancy Procedures and Entitlements
  3. Finding a New Job
  4. Managing Finances and Debt

Other Support:

Locum solicitors

In parallel to the options available through, the Society maintains an online register of practitioners who are available to work as locums.

Full details of both services are available from the Locum register page of the website.

If you have a locum placement available to fill please use the online locum finding service within the members' area of the website.


Networking groups for Sole Practitioners

Monthly meetings are held in Edinburgh and Glasgow. For details please check the dedicated Sole Practitioner pages of the website


LawCare Survey Results

LawCare has completed a nationwide survey of Stress in the Legal Profession, Over 1,000 legal professionals from across the UK took part and results indicate that over three quarters feel more stressed than they did five years ago.

LawCare is the specialist charity which helps lawyers and their families with problems such as stress, depression and alcohol misuse in the legal profession. Trained staff and volunteers are available 365 days a year on the confidential free helpline 0800 279 6888. The LawCare website offers practical assistance and information packs on a range of topics including redundancy and alternative careers.


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