Government Legal Service for Scotland


The Government Legal Service for Scotland (GLSS) consists of a number of offices based in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London that provide legal services to central government in Scotland (in particular the Scottish and UK Governments) and provide staff to other bodies including the Scottish Law Commission. GLSS offices and their solicitors work collaboratively to provide excellent legal services and uphold the rule of law in government. They also offer legal traineeships


The GLSS member offices are:

  • Scottish Government Legal Directorate
  • Legal Secretariat to the Lord Advocate
  • Office of the Advocate General
  • Legal Secretariat to the Advocate General
  • Revenue Scotland 
  • Scottish Law Commission
  • Parliamentary Counsel Office (associated office)