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The WS Society is Scotland's independent association for lawyers.

Full membership requires Scottish qualification or registration, and a minimum of three years' experience, although it is not necessary to be practising in Scotland. Associate membership is available to lawyers qualified in other jurisdictions. Affiliate membership is available for those with less than three years experience.

A range of membership benefits is provided for members, including discounted rates for use of the Society's Information, Education and Events services, and access to The Signet Library building. Members are also entitled to special rates with our preferred suppliers.

Law firms may call themselves "WS" if more than half their partners or (if an LLP) members are members of the Society. WS law firms are also entitled to many of the services available through the WS Society.