WS Sports Law Seminar 2016

Renowned international sports lawyer, Paolo Lombardi, will be in conversation with Bruce Caldow, (Harper Macleod) on the subject of international football regulation, following his appearance in the landmark case of FC Barcelona at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne. ... more

WS Financial Services Conference 2016

Lady Susan Rice CBE will deliver the keynote speech at the inaugural WS Financial Services Conference on 24 May. The conference will be of interest to specialist and in-house financial services lawyers as well as other professionals involved in regulation and compliance in the financial services sector. ... more

WS Personal Injury Conference 2016

Sheriff Kathrine Mackie will open this year’s WS Personal Injury Law Conference with a keynote address on the topic of All-Scotland Sheriff PI Court. Sheriff Mackie will provide her insight into establishing values in the new specialist court. The conference programme will also cover: ... more

WS Intellectual Property Law Conference 2016

Gill Grassie will again chair this year's WS Intellectual Property Conference which will take place on Thursday 21 April. As we approach World IP Day with its theme of Digital Creativity: ... more


Welcome to The Signet Library

The Signet Library in the centre of Edinburgh’s old town is synonymous with prestige and Georgian elegance. Steeped in history, the building, with its lower and upper libraries, was completed in 1822 in time for the celebrated visit to Edinburgh of King George IV who described the upper library as “the finest drawing room in Europe”. The Signet Library continues to be owned by The Society of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet (also known as The WS Society) – an association of Scottish lawyers and one of the oldest professional bodies in the world. The Society’s origins lie in the 15th century as the “writers” of documents sealed with “the Signet”, the private seal of the Scottish Kings – hence “Writers to the Signet” or “WS”.