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.

Keep in touch...

If you work in-house, we want to hear from you. There are lots of ways to get in touch. 

  • Member services

To find out about our work representing in-house lawyers, share some ideas or just to connect, please contact Fraser Hudghton, Head of Engagement for In-House Lawyers on 0131 476 8132.

  • Professional practice

Our Professional Practice team provides support to all our members.  Contact the helpline on 0131 226 8896 for expert, confidential advice.

  • Social media

Join us on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter.

Guide for in-house lawyers

This guide aims to set out the key things you should know about working in-house. If you’re new to in-house, this guide will help you get started.

'Who is your client?' guidelines

A one-stop guide for in-house lawyers to know exactly who their client is, where boundaries lie, to ensure ethical practice.

A guide to in-house secondments

What does an in-house secondment really look like? How can you prepare for it? And why should you jump at the chance of doing one?

CPD for in-house lawyers

CPD events for solicitors working in in-house roles.