In-house lawyers make a critical contribution to the success of the companies and organisations that employ them. We’re proud to represent and support the large number of Scottish solicitors working in-house.
The profile of the expanding and important community of in-house lawyers is extremely diverse. Scottish in-house lawyers can be found across every sector, performing a wide range of roles and in every corner of Scotland (and beyond). With diversity comes complexity and the needs, challenges and working environments of in-house lawyers can differ greatly from individual to individual. However, the rewards of being an in-house lawyers are many.
Our in-house members play an important role in providing advice which is closely attuned to the needs and strategies of the large number of organisations which employ them.
These pages will provide you with an overview our in-house membership and some guidance on working in-house.
If you work in-house, we want to hear from you. There are lots of ways to get in touch.
Head of engagement
To find out about our work representing in-house lawyers, share some ideas or just to connect, please contact Fraser Hudghton, Head of in-house member engagement on 0131 476 8132 or FraserHudghton@lawscot.org.uk.
Dedicated Council member
Graeme McWilliams is convener of the In-house Lawyers Committee and a co-opted member of the Law Society Council since July 2016. Some in-house members also represent geographical constituencies - find out more on the Council pages.
Our Professional Practice team provides support to all our members. Contact the helpline on 0131 226 8896 for expert, confidential advice.