Scottish Solicitor's Benevolent Fund

The Scottish Solicitors' Benevolent Fund provides assistance to solicitors qualified in Scotland, or their dependents, who are in need of financial assistance and whose circumstances meet the criteria set by the trustees for the payment of grants. 

Tod Trust

The Tod Trust can fund short holiday respite breaks in Scotland for solicitors and their dependents. Assistance is also provided for carers and companions where reasonably required. In addition, it is possible for the funds to finance locum cover to enable solicitors to benefit from a short “staycation”.


The Fund and the Tod Foundation are jointly administered by the Scottish Law Agents' Society and the Society, and various educational trusts which are also administered by the Society. Structure and governance.

For details on how to apply, please contact


LawCare also manages a fund which can be used in certain circumstances to pay for counselling  and/or support.  For further details, please contact the LawCare telephone helpline 0800 279 6888.