From Lerwick to London, Scottish solicitors from across the country are being invited to stand for nomination to the Law Society of Scotland’s Council. 

There are 10 seats available across six constituencies. 

Council members for each of the 10 available seats will be elected by their fellow ‘constituency’ members for a three-year term and the successful candidates will be invited to attend eight council meetings a year, currently all being held virtually due to the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Amanda Millar, President of the Law Society said, “I became a Council member for the Perth constituency in 2010 and found it informative, challenging and rewarding.  It is a unique opportunity to expand your network, allowing you to get to know fellow solicitors within your constituency. It is immensely rewarding to be able to stand up and represent your constituents’ views and ensure those views are heard across the wider membership. I recommend and encourage my fellow Scottish solicitors to stand for election.”

Nominations for the 10 available seats in the 2021 elections are currently being invited and should be submitted by 12 noon Wednesday 21 April.

Seats are available in the following constituencies.

  • Alloa, Falkirk, Lithlithgow & Stirling – 2 seats
  • Arbroath, Dundee & Forfar – 1 seat
  • Campbeltown, Dumbarton, Dunoon, Oban, Rothesay & Fort William – 2 seats
  • Dingwall, Dornoch, Elgin, Inverness, Kirkwall, Lerwick, Lochmaddy, Portree, Stornoway, Tain & Wick - 2 seats
  • Duns, Haddington, Jedburgh, Peebles and Selkirk – 2 seats
  • England & Wales – 1 seat 

Voting will be open from 12 noon on Wednesday 5 May 2021 and will close 12 noon Wednesday 19 May.  The successful candidates will be invited to attend their first Council meeting on Friday 28 May 2021.

More information about the application process and what’s involved in being a Council member can be found on our website and any queries can be directed the Law Society Registrar,

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