Our members based outside Scotland are a significant part of the Scottish legal profession and play an important role in the UK legal sector, bringing a wide variety of knowledge and experience. They are based in many cities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland including London, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and Belfast. 

We have a large number of members working in private practice, in-house, and as registered foreign lawyers.

Whilst it is certainly rewarding and interesting to work in another jurisdiction there are inevitably differences and opportunities which our members encounter including the option of dual qualifying and regulation by another body.

Keep in touch

We want to hear from you and there are lots of ways to get in touch.

For information on our work in England and Wales and with registered foreign lawyers,or just to connect, please contact memberservices@lawscot.org.uk.

Dedicated Council member

James Bryden, Senior Counsel at Taylor Wessing LLP, has represented members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on our Council since May 2023. Find out more about the Law Society Council.

Advice on professional practice

Our Professional Practice team provides support to all our members. Contact the helpline on 0131 226 8896 for expert, confidential advice.

Social media

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On-demand Online CPD

CPD where and when you want it. Choose from a host of online CPD based on a wide variety of areas of law and other relevant topics.

A guide to in-house secondments

What does an in-house secondment really look like? How can you prepare for it? And why should you jump at the chance of doing one?

Professional Practice

Our Professional Practice team offers free and confidential support and advice on legal practice and procedure. 

Career Growth

We have developed practice management and leadership training as well as the opportunity to be accredited as a specialist in a number of fields.

Business Support

A range of support for members  -  from our IT procurement guide to navigating GDPR, or using the Law Society logo for your business.

Member Benefits

Our member benefits include a wide range of personal, professional and business benefits.

The Journal online

The latest news and views from the Scottish legal profession.