Our research team is currently undertaking or commissioning research from external consultants on the research projects below.

These projects are designed to develop evidence and a better understanding of issues which impact our members or the wider public.

Financial Benchmarking survey

We have launched a new financial benchmarking survey, replacing the annual cost of time survey.

You can read more about this survey on the financial benchmarking pages

Annual member survey

Each year we work with Ipsos MORI to carry out research with our members.

The research takes the form of a telephone interview and lasts for approximately 15-20 minutes. We ask members for their views on a range of subjects including how they think we could improve the service we provide to them as their professional body.

The research is carried out with a sample of 500 members. Within the context of ensuring that there is sufficient representation from big firm, high street, trainees, inhouse and legal aid practitioners, the sample is randomly selected each year.

We know that our members are busy and very much appreciate you having taken the time to speak to our researchers.

Read more about our 2016 results.



Understanding issues affecting the Scottish legal profession and civic society.