Regulation Directory project - United Kingdom - Scotland

Legal Jurisdictions

United Kingdom (Scotland)

Lawyer Title(s)

Solicitor; Advocate

Regulator(s) of Admission

Law Society of Scotland (Solicitors); The Faculty of Advocates (advocates)

Contact/URL

www.lawscot.org.uk and www.advocates.org.uk   

Regulator(s) of Practice

Law Society of Scotland (Solicitors);
The Faculty of Advocates (advocates)

Contact/URL

www.lawscot.org.uk and www.advocates.org.uk  

Disciplinary Authorities

Law Society of Scotland (Solicitors); Scottish Soliciors Discipline Tribunal (Solicitors); The Faculty of Advocates (advocates)

Contact/URL

www.lawscot.org.uk
http://www.ssdt.org.uk www.advocates.org.uk

Other Bodies involved in Regulation of the Legal Profession

Scottish Legal Complaints Commission – solicitors and advocates

Contact/URL

www.scottishlegalcomplaints.org.uk

Primary Legislative Source

Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980, Council of the Law Society of Scotland Act 2003, The Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007, Legal Services (Scotland) Act 2010

Contact/URL

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2010/16/contents