Government Legal Service for Scotland

Role of the group

The Government Legal Service for Scotland (GLSS) works to:

  • raise awareness of the roles of public service lawyers and of the GLSS member offices
  • promote contacts, share information and develop skills and knowledge among staff in its member offices
  • provide shared services to member offices and their staff
  • offer legal traineeships and we will be advertising in December 2018 for traineeships starting in September 2020


The GLSS member offices are:

  • Scottish Government Legal Directorate
  • Legal Secretariat to the Lord Advocate
  • Office of the Advocate General
  • Office of the Solicitor to the Scottish Parliament
  • Scottish Law Commission
  • Parliamentary Counsel Office (associate office)

The GLSS also provides legal staff to the Crofters Commission, the Lord President's Private Office and the Scottish Land Court.