Clerk to the Professional Conduct Sub Committees

The Law Society of Scotland
Contract Type
Practice Area
Legal Support
The Law Society of Scotland is the professional body for over 11,000 Scottish solicitors and was established in 1949. We have an overarching objective of leading legal excellence, and strive to excel and to be a world-class professional body,

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Complaints Investigation Team as a Clerk to the Professional Conduct Sub Committees, £37,750pa.

The Team:

The Society’s Complaints Investigation Team is responsible for investigating and reporting on complaints in relation to solicitors’ conduct, which are referred to us by the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission.  This is achieved by delivering a thorough investigation and detailed report containing recommendations for disposal. The decisions on the complaints are made by 2 Professional Conduct Sub Committees, with 50% lay and 50% solicitor membership. The Clerks are responsible for bringing the complaints before the Sub Committees, minuting its decisions and reporting the outcome to the parties. The Clerks are also involved in instructing the fiscals for any prosecutions or appeals before the Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal.

The Role:

We are looking for applicants who have experience of private practice as Scottish solicitors. Experience of handling complaints, regulatory matters and committee work would be an advantage. 

The Candidate:

We are seeking individuals who are self –motivated, enjoy working in a team, organised and confident interacting with people who are in stressful situations.  They should have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Training and support will be provided for the successful candidates.

What will I receive in return?

35 Hour Working Week
25 Days Holiday plus Bank Holidays
Extensive training is available for the successful candidate

As an organisation our values are respect, openness, progress, inclusion and integrity. We strive to embed these in all our interactions with colleagues, members, stakeholders and members of the public.

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This vacancy will close at noon on 12 September 2018. It is anticipated that first interviews will be held on week commencing 17 September 2018.

No CVs or Agencies please.