Law Society of Scotland trainee support

We provide a dedicated help and support service specifically aimed to meet the needs of trainees. Trainees can contact us to discuss any issue they might have with their traineeship on a confidential or anonymous basis with an experienced member of staff who can offer guidance, advice and assistance for individuals who need help in dealing with issues or difficulties affecting their traineeship.

The service is there to assist trainees whether they are seeking formal intervention or simply looking to be able to discuss the issue without formal action being taken.


LawCare is charity which promotes and supports good mental health and wellbeing in the legal community. Its website is a resource for advice, and it runs a free confidential helpline, which is available to Society’s members, trainees and registered paralegals.

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  • Tel: 0800 279 6888 (9am – 7.30pm Monday to Friday, 10am – 4pm at weekends)

Stonewall is an organisation dedicated to supporting lesbian, gay, bi and trans people. It can provide help and advice to individuals and to organisations.

Equality Advisory & Support Service (EASS)

The EASS runs a helpline which provides advice and assistance to individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights, across England, Scotland and Wales. The service can also accept referrals from organisations which, due to capacity or funding issues, are unable to provide face to face advice to local users of their services. The website also has template letters and advice and information for individuals, employers and organisations.

Bully OnLine

Bully OnLine is an online resource centre covering bullying in the workplace and other related issues.


ACAS provides guidance for employers and employees on all aspects of a working relationship, including bullying and harassment at work.

Trades Union Congress

Trade Union Congress provides information on bullying and harassment for employees, trade union representatives and links to other sites and campaigns, including details of unions specific to work sectors.

Business Gateway

Business Gateway is an information service for businesses in Scotland. It provides details of support around finance, premises, training, tendering and free business workshops, along with information resources, link directories, business news and events. This includes information on all aspects of managing employees, including tackling bullying and harassment.

Age UK

Age UK is a charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. This includes information about employment rights and discrimination.

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Guide to preventing bullying and harassment

Practical and relevant advice and sources of support for individual and employers to help prevent bullying and harassment occurring and deal effectively with any instances which do occur.