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Law Society membership

  • We are run by and for our members. As your independent professional body

    We influence for impact

    • as the voice of the profession, we represent solicitors in Westminster, Cardiff, Brussels and with other governments across the world
    • we work for law reform in the profession’s and public’s interest through:
      • influencing, government, regulators and others who shape the law and the legal market
      • responding to consultations
      • strategic litigation

    We promote our profession

    At home

    • Find a Solicitor - your online directory with customisable profiles, helping you build your business
    • The Solicitors here to help campaign - videos and materials to promote you and your business to consumers
    • Excellence Awards - celebrating the brightest and best in the profession
    • support and promotion for your pro bono and corporate activities

    Abroad

    • promoting the use of English and Welsh law and England and Wales as the global jurisdiction of choice
    • opening-up new markets for English and Welsh solicitors to practise

    You can also access:

    • individual and organisational accreditations and membership schemes to demonstrate best practice and build your business

    We keep you up to date

    We give you the latest from the legal sector:

    • Law Society Gazette in print, a daily update email and Gazette app
    • Professional Update - your weekly e-newsletter highlighting Law Society work for the whole profession
    • My Law Society - tailor the website information you receive based on your needs and interests

    You can also access:

    • specialist magazines, newsletters, and online resources on specific areas of practice

    We support practice excellence

    We give you training, legal education and business support to help you stay on top of changing regulatory requirements and improve your practice:

    You can also access:

    We are your career companion

    We give you ways to plan for and take your next career step:

    You can also access:

    Support from our partners

    Make the most of your Law Society membership by discovering services and products from providers we endorse or work in partnership with:

    Business services

    • get the support your business needs in areas like office or property insurance

    Lifestyle benefits

    • explore discounts and offers from home insurance and retail to vehicle hire and prestigious publications

    Cybersecurity services

    • defend your business from the constant threat of ever-increasing cyber attacks
    Find out more

    Get involved

    We encourage our members to:

    Member facilities

    Law Society library

    Our central London office in Chancery Lane has one of the best law libraries in England and Wales, free to all members. All solicitors of England and Wales are automatically members of the library and it is an ideal place for quiet working and study.

    View the opening hours and what you'll need to bring with you to gain access

    Law Society reading room

    The Reading Room also provides a prestigious setting for meeting colleagues or clients.

    View the Reading Room opening times
  • Uma'It's fantastic to have an organisation that actually looks after its members and moves with the times.'
    Uma Mehta, chief lawyer, London Borough of Islington


    Marie'I use the library for legal research and would recommend using their email service which is next to none. If I am in the office and can’t get to the library then requesting cases via email is easy - the turnaround time is excellent and the staff are always happy to assist.'
    Marie Van Ingelghem, trainee solicitor, Fenchurch Law


    Paul'We have had wonderful support from the Law Society helping us to develop an international persona and footprint.'
    Paul Marmor, partner, Sherrards Solicitors LLP