Fiscal

Organisation
The Law Society of Scotland
Reference
VAC-11260
Contract Type
Full-Time
Practice Area
Legal Support
Location
Edinburgh
Salary
£42,000
PQE
5+ yrs
The Law Society of Scotland is the professional body for over 11,000 Scottish solicitors. With our overarching objective of leading legal excellence, we strive to excel and to be a world-class professional body.

Job Description

The Law Society of Scotland is the professional body for over 11,000 Scottish solicitors.  With our overarching objective of leading legal excellence, we strive to excel and to be a world-class professional body, understanding and serving the needs of our members and the public. We set and uphold standards to ensure the provision of excellent legal services and to ensure the public can have confidence in Scotland’s legal profession.


As part of its aim to be a world-class professional body, the Law Society is responsible for the regulation of the profession.  This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to support this work and ensure that the Society’s strategic objectives are effectively delivered.

An opportunity has arisen for two in house Fiscals to join our Complaints Investigation Team. The successful candidates will be responsible for prosecuting Scottish solicitors before the Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal, advising and representing the Society in unsatisfactory professional conduct appeals and providing legal advice and opinion.

In this Edinburgh-based post, the candidates should be qualified Scottish solicitors and have experience in either civil or criminal litigation.

A good working knowledge of court procedure and of the law of evidence is essential. To successfully deliver this role, key skills include the ability to handle a high volume workload, working to strict deadlines, having excellent interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written.

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.

Further information on this vacancy can be found on our website  vacancy will close at 12 noon Wednesday 2nd May 2018.

Please note that only applications submitted in the correct format will be considered.

No CV’s or Agencies please.