Lawyers qualified outside Scotland

Who qualifies

Admission as an Associate member is open to individuals qualified to be a lawyer in jurisdictions other than Scotland and to Scottish Advocates.

What is the cost

The admission fee is £150 and annual subscription £300.

How to apply

Click here for application form and notes. You will require a proposer who is a Writer to the Signet. We can assist you to identify a WS to support your application.

All applicants must be a fit and proper person and approved by the WS Society’s Council. Terms and conditions apply. The Society reserves the right to refuse admission.


Participation within the WS Society. Use of the Signet Library and discounted rates for CPD and cultural events, venue hire, food and refreshment.


To find out more, contact our membership services.