Growing optimism among Scotland’s solicitors

Published: 12 Apr 2015 09:30

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SCOTTISH solicitors are showing greater confidence in the future of their profession, according to a Law Society of Scotland survey.

Sixty-one per cent said they were optimistic about the future of the profession, compared to 53 per cent in 2013.

Law Society president Alistair Morris said: “It’s reassuring to see that solicitors are more positive about their future as they look to build their businesses following the prolonged downturn. It’s important that we understand our members’ priorities to help us plan for the future as an organisation and to be able to provide the right kind of support and services they need throughout their careers, to ensure that they can meet the needs of their clients and employers.”

The Law Society of Scotland commissioned Ipsos MORI to poll more than 500 Scottish solicitors from across the profession on a range of issues.

Setting professional standards and regulating law firms, including intervening to protect the public when necessary, were identified as solicitors’ highest priorities for their professional body.

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