Locum Register

The Royal Faculty has set up a Locum Register. Firms who require the services of a locum can email the library to request details of locum practitioners who have requested to be listed in the Register. 

In order to register as a locum please complete the form to be listed as a locum.

The cost to be listed in the register is free for members of the Royal Faculty and £95 + VAT for non-members (payable in advance of listing). 

 

Locum Practitioners may be:

  • Solicitors with a full practising certificate

  • Solicitors without a current practising certificate who are retained on the roll. Such employees must not hold themselves out or be held out to be working as 'solicitors'.

  • Graduates who have completed their traineeship but who have not found employment as a solicitor, perhaps working as a paralegal.

Locums may take up work in any number of flexible ways, by agreement with the employer, for example:

  • As short-term employees, or on a self-employment basis, working for a Scottish firm of solicitors (Professional Indemnity and Client Protection Fund paid by employer). Cost of the practising certificate is a matter for negotiation. 

  • As consultants (employees for whom the Professional Indemnity and Client Protection Fund contributions as paid by the firm). Cost of the practising certificate is a matter for negotiation.

  • As self-employed 'career locums', effectively sole practitioners working on their own Professional Indemnity and Client Protection Fund contributions. Own practising certificate required and minimum three years post-qualification experience. This will be a necessary option where the employer is an organisation whose Professional Indemnity and Client Protection cover does not cover the solicitor.