If you are a member of the public looking for a solicitor, our Find a Solicitor tool offers a simple way to find a solicitor working near you who may be able to help.

You may also be able to find the answer to your question on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you need to make a payment to us, please contact our finance or member registration teams via email (finance@lawscot.org.uk / member.registration@lawscot.org.uk) for bank details or to make arrangements for credit or debit card payments. 

If you’re expecting an email from us and have not received it, please check your junk/spam folder for the email. To help ensure you receive our emails please remove any junk/spam filters on emails from the Law Society of Scotland and add '@lawscot.org.uk' email addresses to your Safe Senders list.

Our Reasonable adjustments policy sets out how our staff and volunteers should facilitate access and equal opportunities for those we serve as the professional body and regulator for Scottish solicitors.

If you’re looking to speak to one of our other teams we've listed useful contacts below.

For solicitors and accredited paralegals only


Ian Messer – Director of Financial Compliance

Graham MacKenzie – Head of AML

Reporting concerns line

  • Telephone: 0330 0947935 (please leave a message on voicemail – this will be monitored and any calls will be picked up)


Education, including traineeship matters



If you have any queries relating to a staff vacancy, please reach out to a member of our HR team who will be happy to help or email the team at hr@lawscot.org.uk.

Professional Conduct Team

For solicitors and members of the public who have current conduct complaints being considered by the Society only.

Please note that we cannot take complaints directly. In the first instance, all complaints should be made to the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) as the gateway for complaints against solicitors in Scotland.

  • Email: reg@lawscot.org.uk
  • Telephone: 0131 476 8168 (please be aware that this phone will forward to a mobile number at this time)

If you are interested in submitting an item to the Journal please contact the editor Rebecca Morgan at: rebecca.morgan@thinkpublishing.co.uk

For any advertising enquiries please contact Oliver Smith at oliver.smith@thinkpublishing.co.uk or 020 3771 7242

LawscotJobs is the Law Society of Scotland recruitment website for vacancies in the legal sector.

For any advertising enquiries please contact Nat Rose at Think Publishing by emailing

nat.rose@thinkpublishing.co.uk  /  020 3771 7200

Faculty liaison

Email: highstreet@lawscot.org.uk

In-House Lawyers

Members benefits

Specialist accreditation


  • Telephone: 0131 476 8195 (please be aware that this phone will forward to a mobile number at this time)

Client Protection Fund

Legal aid and access to justice

For solicitors only

  • Email: legalaid@lawscot.org.uk
  • Telephone: 0131 226 8886 (please be aware that this phone will forward to a mobile number at this time)

Our For the Public section on the website provides information about what solicitors can do for you and the protections that are in place for clients, including what to do if you wish to raise a complaint about a Scottish solicitor.

To find a solicitor based on location or area of legal work, please use our Find a Solicitor search tool.

You can also check our Frequently Asked Questions section for additional information.

Please note, we do not offer an in person service, so if you do require further assistance, please email us at lawscot@lawscot.org.uk.

Our Law Society news section gives you access to our recent press releases and statements.

The communications team can help with your press enquiries about the Law Society and the law and legal system in Scotland, and can provide quotes and articles from legal experts and photos of our key spokespeople.

Simon Frazer – Communications Manager

Out of hours press and media

For out of hours press enquiries, please call 0131 226 7411 for an on-call mobile number.

General enquiries
  • Telephone: 0131 226 7411
  • Textphone: 0131 476 8359
  • Fax: 0131 225 2934

DX address: DX ED 1, EDINBURGH

Access and facilities at our office

More information about the facilities available in our offices and how to access the building.