Civil Extended Rights of Audience Course Convener

The Law Society of Scotland
Contract Type
Practice Area
Appropriate fee
The Law Society of Scotland is inviting applications from suitable candidates to convene its Course of Training in Evidence, Pleading and Procedure for Civil Extended Rights of Audience.

Job Description


The course is run on an annual basis for those applying for civil extended rights of audience under S25A Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980 and is facilitated by the Society’s CPD and Training team. The training usually takes place over three weekends across January, February and March.

The Course Convener will be responsible for conducting the course, including overseeing the programme and ensuring delivery of appropriate areas of training and assessment, determining appropriate number of days of sitting in and considering sitting in exemptions.

S25A of the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980 is supplemented by Rule C4 of the Law Society of Scotland Practice Rules 2011. Rule C4.1 relates to civil extended rights of audience. Rule C4.1 also sets out the minimum requirements for the course of Training in Evidence, Pleading and Procedure and those conducting the course, including the Course Convener. Please see link to Rule C4 here.

The Course Convener position will attract an appropriate fee.

If you would like to apply for this position please note your interest by emailing, providing a statement detailing your experience including reference to those matters detailed in Rules C4.1.5 and C4.1.7 and the Statement of Standards for Solicitor Advocates.

The deadline for applications is Monday, 4 July 2022.

If you would like further information on the role of the convener please email