The Accredited Paralegal Status is open to anyone working as a paralegal under the supervision of a Scottish solicitor, either in private practice or in-house.  Our members range from individuals who have worked in the paralegal profession for several years to those just starting their career. Whatever your circumstances we would encourage you to apply.

 There are two routes available:

Not sure if you are eligible?

We appreciate that some paralegals may not be able to meet all the criteria either in terms of qualifications or competencies. If you want to discuss your eligibility, please just get in touch by emailing us at accreditedparalegals@lawscot.org.uk.

Areas of Practice
Civil Litigation: Debt Recovery Criminal Litigation Repossession Litigation
Civil Litigation: Family law Employment Law Residential Conveyancing
Civil Litigation: Reparation Law Financial Services: Asset Management Wills & Executries
Commercial Conveyancing Liquor Licensing
Company Secretarial Remortgage
Can't see your area of work?

If there are any other areas of law that you think would be suitable for accreditation, please get in touch by emailing us at accreditedparalegals@lawscot.org.uk.