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Writer to the Signet a member of the oldest society of solicitors in Scotland, the Writers to the Signet. Members utilize the initials WS after their names. Some firms use an alternative appellation, CS (Clerk to the Signet). The signet in this context is the royal seal. Actions raised in the Court of Session had to pass the signet and hence members of the society were involved in the early stages of litigation. Now there is no special procedure in initiating an action.