There are two relevant forms:

Application for First Registration as a Foreign Lawyer – RFL1 – this is the appropriate form if you are a foreign lawyer making your first application to be a registered foreign lawyer.

Application for Renewal of Registration as a Registered Foreign Lawyer – RFL2 – this is the appropriate form for annual renewals of registration. This form is generated pre-populated by the Member Registration Team and issued automatically in advance of the annual renewal date and hence is not available for download here. If you have not received a required RFL2 form by 1 March in any year please email

The Society has recognised for RFL licensing purposes the following jurisdictions:

Istanbul Bar

Law Society of Ireland

Law Society of Northern Ireland

Munich Rechtsanwaltskammer

New South Wales – Australia

New York

Paris Bar

Solicitors Regulation Authority – England and Wales

Victoria Bar Association – Australia

Fees – the registration fee for each registered foreign lawyer is £150.

If you wish to submit an RFL1 application please download here, complete it, print it out, sign it and return it (with the required supporting documentation identified in the form) to us by post to the following address:

The Registrar, The Law Society of Scotland, Atria One, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8EX

Or by DX to: