Scottish solicitors can register as gender neutral

The Law Society of Scotland has responded to growing use of gender neutral titles to include “Mx” among the option of titles available as part its registration process.

Neil Stevenson, director of representation and support at the Law Society, said: “We work very hard to ensure that the society adopts best practice when it comes to equality and diversity, indeed we have just launched our latest three-year equality and diversity strategy which introduces new equality standards and published guidance on equal pay for law firms and solicitors.

“We have made this change in response to a request from our membership. We recognise that the term Mx is growing in use as a gender neutral title and is widely accepted by government and other organisations throughout the UK, so it’s right that we update the Society’s registration processes to make sure that this option is available.”

Law Society members must register to renew their practising certificate on an annual basis in order to practise as a Scottish solicitor.

For further information and the Law Society’s equality and diversity work please see the website. Equality and Diversity.