There are three alternative categories of membership for those who are considering a period of time away from practice or have retired and want to keep in touch with what's going on in the legal profession. Please note that these membership categories do not entitle members to practice nor act as a Notary Public. 

Fellow of the Law Society of Scotland

Retired members who have held a practising certificate for 25 years are eligible to become Fellows of the Law Society of Scotland. Full details can be found here.

Non-practising member 

The Non-practising membership is a good option if you wish to remain actively involved in what happens to the profession.

Benefits of Non-practising membership
  • Journal subscription
  • Tailored newsletters
  • Professional practice advice
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Access to member benefits
  • Attend and vote at general meetings
  • Opportunity to stand for council
  • Vote for council members
  • Access to welfare support service, Lawcare
  • No CPD requirements
  • No SLCC levy
Fee

The price of membership is £315 per annum (£210.00 per annum if unemployed). Renewal occurs in the October.

Eligibility

Non-practising membership is only open to those on the roll.

How to apply

To apply, please contact registrar@lawscot.org.uk.

Roll only member

The roll only membership is a great way of confirming your professional status while keeping in touch with what’s going on in the profession. 

Benefits of Roll-only membership
  • Access online version of the Journal
  • Tailored newsletters
  • Professional practice advice
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Access to member benefits
  • Welfare support service, Lawcare
  • No CPD requirements
  • No SLCC levy
Fee

The price of membership is £105 per annum. Renewal occurs in October.

Eligibility

Roll only membership is only open to those already on the roll, having previously held a practising certificate.

How to apply

 To apply, please contact registrar@lawscot.org.uk.