Our members based outside Scotland are a significant part of the Scottish legal profession and play an important role in the UK legal sector, bringing a wide variety of knowledge and experience. They are based in many cities in England and Wales including London, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham. 

We have a large number of members working in private practice, in-house, and as registered foreign lawyers.

Whilst it is certainly rewarding and interesting to work in another jurisdiction there are inevitably differences and opportunities which our members encounter including the option of dual qualifying and regulation by another body.

Keep in touch

We want to hear from you and there are lots of ways to get in touch.

For information on our work in England and Wales and with registered foreign lawyers,or just to connect, please contact PaulMosson@lawscot.org.uk.

Dedicated Council member

Naomi Pryde has represented members in England and Wales on our Council since May 2015. Find out more about the Law Society Council.

Advice on 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.

Online CPD

CPD where and when you want it. Choose from a host of online CPD based on a wide variety of areas of law and other relevant topics.

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?

Professional Practice

Our Professional Practice team offers free and confidential support and advice on legal practice and procedure. In line with current advice from the UK and Scottish Governments, the Professional Practice Team is now working remotely, 9am–5pm Monday to Friday. Please visit our website for details of how to keep in touch.

Career Growth

We have developed practice management and leadership training as well as the opportunity to be accredited as a specialist in a number of fields.

Business Support

A range of Covid-19 related business support, compliance and other business services for legal practitioners. 

Member benefits

Our member benefits include a wide range of personal, professional and business benefits.

The Journal online

The Journal online features the latest news and views from the Scottish legal profession.