Law Society of Scotland

Law Society of Scotland

The Law Society of Scotland is the professional governing body for Scottish solicitors, based in Edinburgh. It was established by the Legal Aid & Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1949. The main aims of the Society are set out in the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980. The Society promotes the interests of the Solicitors profession in Scotland and more controversially, the interests of the public in relation to the profession. Many Scots do not see this dual remit as at all congruent.

All practising solicitors in Scotland must be members of the Society and must hold a current Practising Certificate which is issued by the Society.

The current President of the Society is Richard Henderson.

ee also

*Law society
*Law Society of England and Wales
*Law Society of Northern Ireland
*Scotland Against Crooked Lawyers

External links

* [ Official website]
* [ The Scottish Legal Services Ombudsman]

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