Welcome to the Law Society of Scotland's Profile of the Profession survey


To assist the Law Society in effectively supporting and representing members of the profession, it is important to understand the current composition and demographic profile of the membership and your views and concerns.

The findings will be used to create an up-to-date demographic profile of the profession and to assist with policy creation and future projects that may be identified from the results of the research.

Rocket Science is undertaking the research on behalf of the Law Society. The survey is confidential and anonymous.

Rocket Science has chosen to use SurveyMonkey, which is a cost-effective tool for this type of research.

There is the opportunity to provide additional information throughout the survey by completing free-text boxes. Please take care not to provide any information that may allow you or another person to be identified. The survey is anonymous.

Please complete the survey in one go when you know you have the required time to dedicate to this.

The General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect on the 25th of May 2018. In accordance with this regulation, Rocket Science UK Ltd (Rocket Science) and the Law Society of Scotland (the Society) are committed to the protection of your data and processing it with the required legal bases. All survey submissions will be sent straight to Rocket Science and will not be seen by the Society upon submission. By submitting this survey you are providing us with the required consent under Articles 6 and 9 of the regulation for Rocket Science to process your data. This data will be analysed by Rocket Science and used to produce a report that will be publicly available. All analysis and reporting will maintain the anonymity of your submission. An anonymised form of your response will be provided to the Society following the completion of the report. Once the contract between Rocket Science and the Society is completed, Rocket Science will dispose of all survey responses. If at any point during the completion of this survey you wish to withdraw your answer, just exit the browser before hitting ‘Done’ and your response will not be included.


Completing the Profile of the Profession survey will count towards a solicitor or accredited paralegal’s verifiable CPD requirements – understanding and considering equality and diversity issues within the profession is relevant to all. When you click submit a page will appear which thanks you for your participation. Please print the thank you screen at the end of the survey as proof that you have undertaken the survey.

Solicitors should use their professional judgement in how much time they should claim towards their annual CPD requirement. The survey should take between 15 and 25 minutes. The maximum amount of CPD which can be claimed is one hour.

Please click here for frequently asked questions.