Senior Scottish qualified lawyers

Who qualifies

Admission as a Writer to the Signet is open to individuals qualified to be a solicitor in Scotland and who have worked as a lawyer for at least three years. Contact the Society if you wish to clarify whether you qualify.

What is the cost

The admission fee is £100 and annual subscription year 1 £125, year 2 £250 and thereafter £415.

How to apply

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

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


The right to use the postnominal “WS”.  Full participation and voting rights 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.