Links to other bodies, authorities and organisations
The Scottish Court Service provides an access point to information relating to all civil and criminal courts within Scotland, including the Court of Session, the High Court of Justiciary, the Sheriff Courts and a number of other courts, commissions and tribunals.
The Law Society of Scotland is the governing body for Scottish Solicitors. It was established by the Legal Aid and Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1949. The main aims of the Law Society are set out in the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980.
In essence, the Law Society promotes the interests of solicitors in Scotland and provides services to the public in this field.
The Legal Defence Union (LDU) exists for the specific purpose of promoting and protecting the welfare of solicitors in Scotland. It is committed to protection the interests of all solicitors in Scotland, whether engaged in court, conveyancing or commercial work, in town or country and in all areas of activity. At a wider level, the LDU aims to promote the interests and dence of solicitors in Parliament, in the media and to the general public.
The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission is a body set up to deal with complaints of inadequate professional service by solicitors.