Information in these sections are separated into five categories: rules; guidance; forms and fees; advice and information; and alerts. Categorisation indicates the purpose and importance of the item, and it is your responsibility to ensure you understand how each element applies to your practice. Click 'Show more' for more details.

  • Rules: These are the Law Society of Scotland Practice Rules 2011. Compliance with practice rules is mandatory unless a waiver has been granted. To check what rules apply see Rule A3 
  • Guidance: The purpose and status of Guidance is explained in the Statement on Guidance. Compliance with most Guidance is non-mandatory but you may be required to justify any departure from Guidance in the event of any complaint being made. 
  • Advice & Information: This is supplementary advice and information which may be of assistance to you 
  • Forms and Fees: These are the forms and fees which relate to practice rules or Guidance 
  • Alerts: These are recent developments in the law or in practice which may affect rules or Guidance
Table of contents

This table of contents lists the rules and any other items which directly relate to those rules. Guidance and related items which are not directly related to rules can be found in Sections E and F.

See the preamble to rules.

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