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Law Society accredited as a Leader in Diversity

We have been accredited as a Leader in Diversity, recognising our achievements and commitment to lead workplace best practice in Scotland.

Survey shows mental health issues widespread in legal profession

Results from our Profile of the Profession research suggest that nearly two out of three Scottish legal professionals have experienced mental health issues in the past five years, underlining the importance of our sector-wide focus on wellbeing.

Law Society congratulates newly appointed sheriffs

The Society's President Sheila Webster has offered congratulations to 18 new sheriffs appointed on the recommendation of the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland.

Diversity data 2022/23 published

The Law Society of Scotland has published its latest diversity data, collected every two years as part of the annual practising certificate renewal process and offering a key insight into the make-up of today’s Scottish legal profession.

Profile of the Profession 2023 launches

The Law Society of Scotland has today, 29 March, launched the Profile of the Profession, its major census of the Scottish legal profession.

Ramadan Mubarak (Happy Ramadan) to our Muslim members

Thursday, 23 March marked the start of Ramadan, a month-long event that is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and is marked by millions of Muslims around the world through prayer, reflection and daytime fasting.

Clark Foundation signs up as new Lawscot Foundation sponsor

The Lawscot Foundation’s programme to assist aspiring solicitors from less-advantaged backgrounds will be further expanded, thanks to a new sponsorship agreement with the Clark Foundation.

Law Society leads the way with Investors in Diversity accreditation

The Law Society of Scotland has been awarded a prestigious Investors in Diversity accreditation, underlining its record of leading workplace best practice for the Scottish legal profession.

Law Society of Scotland celebrates Pride Month

We wish a Happy Pride to all LGBTQ+ plus people working in the legal profession and beyond. During the month we'll be hosting an inclusion event and supporting members and others attending Pride events across the country.

Supporting International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

Our office bearers have an important message, standing up for gender diversity and freedom on International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.

Report into racial inclusion in the Scottish legal profession published

Our report into racial inclusion within the Scottish legal profession has found an increasingly diverse and progressive sector that wants to do more, but is hampered by slow progress, lack of visible minority roles models and experiences of bias.

Diversity data offers most complete picture of profession yet

Diversity data collected for the first time as part of the annual Practising Certificate renewal process offers a valuable insight into today’s Scottish legal profession.