Our communities help you develop in your professional life and make the most out of your Law Society. We bring together solicitors and other experts with shared interests to give you access to relevant Law Society benefits and support.
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Our Divisions are your practice type or demographic based communities. Free membership benefits include tailored news, best practice advice, business support and access to training and networking opportunities.
Our Sections are subscription based communities, designed to help you to implement best practice. Membership includes regular updates on legal and market developments, expert analysis and comment, networking and CPD events, and the opportunity to influence change in law and practice.
Best practice, information, business advice, networking and CPD for small firms and sole practices.
Supporting civil, family and criminal advocates with advice on working with judges and building businesses.
News, best practice, networking and training opportunities for corporate and public in-house lawyers.
Covering civil and commercial litigation and ADR, including litigation funding and costs.
News, guidance, professional development and peer to peer support for students, trainees and 5 years PQE.
Promoting closer links between the profession and key institutions in EU competition law and practice.
Offering relevant news, best practice guidance and advice, career development and networking opportunities.
Covering family and children law and other relevant areas of practice, including immigration, crime and mental health.
Peer to peer support with guidance, career advice and networking opportunities.
Support in all areas of legal practice management for partners and non-solicitor management staff.
Offering relevant news, support and networking opportunities, best practice guidance and advice.
Covering private client law, including wills, probate, estate and tax planning, elderly client and mental capacity.
Supporting solicitor judges with local events and networking opportunities at a national and circuit level.
Covering commercial, residential and landlord and tenant law, including planning, tax, environment and fraud.
Supporting firms and individuals working abroad with practical support, training, information and advice.
Risk management tools and support to comply with regulatory requirements and best practice.
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Don't miss out on a 20 per cent discount on 20 of our most popular recently recorded webinars - available until 31 August 2014.
Solicitors first acquired Higher Rights of Audience qualifications in 1994, following the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990. Twenty years after this change, Duncan Wood talks to three solicitors in the first batch of advocates granted rights to discuss their experiences and how attitudes have changed
The Junior Lawyers Division has launched its annual essay competition for its student, paralegal and trainee members. The closing date is Thursday 31 July 2014.
CPD hours: 1
This free one-hour webinar looks at the reasons why firms merge, assesses how the process may affect you as an individual and offers practical advice on how to respond to the situation in a positive way.
CPD hours: 6
3 September, London The Law Society has developed this one day introductory training session to help solicitors considering a career move into employment law.
CPD hours: 2
4 September, London This workshop will provide specific strategies needed for you to secure your desired role. It will help you uncover the skills that will assist you in driving forward your career and provide you with the tools to develop resilience to get you through.
Improve profitability and reduce costs - get the legal quality mark.