Following an unprecedented number of applications to the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice this year, the Law Society of Scotland has created a dedicated advice section for students who have not secured a place on the Diploma course. 

Compared to 2019, there was a 13% increase in Diploma applications this year and this has resulted in the course being significantly oversubscribed.

The Society has received lots of questions from students about the situation and has pulled together the most frequently asked questions in one place in order to help clarify some uncertainties and signpost information and advice that we hope is useful for those who have not got onto the Diploma this year.

Find the full Diploma 2020 Q&A here.

The Diploma 2020: Your questions answered

This year has seen an unprecedented number of applications to the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice. We’ve had lots of queries from students about this situation and have pulled together the most frequently asked questions to explain some uncertainties and signpost information and advice that we hope is useful for those who have not got onto the Diploma this year.