Legal Services (Solicitor to the Scottish Government)

What we do

We provide legal services and advice to the Scottish Government and its agencies.

We are responsible for:

  • litigation and tribunal work
  • commercial law and procurement advice
  • instructing bills and drafting subordinate legislation
  • legislative competence and devolution matters, including the European Convention of Human Rights and EU Law
  • recruiting new lawyers for Government Legal Service for Scotland (GLSS)

Who we are

Cabinet Secretary and Ministers