Law Society of Scotland

The Law Society of Scotland is the professional governing body for Scottish solicitors. It promotes excellence among solicitors through the support and regulation of its members. It also promotes the interests of the public in relation to the profession. The Society helps to shape the law for the benefit of both the public and the profession.[1]

The Law Society of Scotland
Scotland in the UK and Europe
PredecessorGeneral Council of Solicitors in Scotland
Formation1949; 72 years ago (1949)
TypeProfessional organisation
HeadquartersAtria One, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
Region served
Ken Dalling
Chief Executive
Lorna Jack

The Society was established by statute in 1949 and its rules are set out in the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980. All practising solicitors, currently around 10,500, are members. The Society is funded by its members and has an annual budget of almost £8 million.[2]