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    The Law Society supports, represents and promotes a diverse membership of over 160,000 solicitors across England and Wales. With our regional networks, an office in Wales and a number of demographic or practice-based communities, we provide expert advice and services and keep you up to date with news and developments that affect you.

    We offer a range of information and opportunities through our communities and networks, which can help you develop in your professional life.


    Free member support services based on your demographic or practice type.

    Junior lawyers

    Our Junior Lawyers Division represents, campaigns and provides services for LPC students, paralegals looking for training contracts, trainee solicitors, and solicitors up to five years qualified.

    Women lawyers

    Our Women Lawyers Division supports and advises all women solicitors, including LPC graduates, roll members, women on a career break and retirees, no matter their area of practice.

    Ethnic minority lawyers

    Our Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division provides its members with access to tailored information, advice and training, and opportunities to speak out on the issues that matter.

    Lawyers with disabilities

    Our Lawyers with Disabilities Division is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for solicitors, would-be solicitors and clients with disabilities.


    Our International Division provides law firms, in-house legal teams and legal practitioners with the contacts, tools and information they need to do business internationally. Members will develop their international business and build global relationships and profile.

    Solicitor judges

    Our Solicitor Judges Division offers you an ideal way to connect with your peers - both solicitors interested in becoming judges and fellow judiciary - and become more involved in the profession.

    Small firms

    Our Small Firms Division helps small firms and sole practitioners with advice, business tools and news, in collaboration with the Law Management Section, to help you stay competitive.


    Our In-house Division provides support and advice on key issues facing all in-house lawyers, working in both the corporate and public sectors.


    Subscription-based services based on your area of practice.


    Supports civil, family and criminal advocates with advice on working with judges and building businesses.

    Civil litigation

    Covers civil and commercial litigation and ADR, including litigation funding and costs.


    Promotes closer links between the profession and key institutions in EU competition law and practice.


    Covers family and children law and other relevant areas of practice, including immigration, crime and mental health.

    Law management

    Support in all areas of legal practice management for partners and non-solicitor management staff.

    Private client

    Covers private client law, including wills, probate, estate and tax planning, elderly client and mental capacity.


    Covers commercial, residential and landlord and tenant law, including planning, tax, environment and fraud.

    Special interest and networks

    The City

    Legal professionals in the City - mostly working in large global law firms - comprise around 20 per cent of all our members in private practice. We work on their behalf to influence the business environment, the law, and the legal market place.


    The Law Society's Wales Office represents the Society's view and interests to the Welsh government, Westminster and Brussels.

    Risk and compliance

    This service offers risk management tools and support to enable you to achieve best practice and comply with regulatory requirements.

    Regional support

    Our regional activity throughout England builds and maintains relationships with members and law firms, and promotes our national initiatives locally.

    Human rights

    Our human rights work supports the independence of the justice system and the legal profession, and international and domestic law reform. We facilitate member input to policy development and law making and we seek to protect legal professionals while carrying our their work.

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  • Practice advice service

    The Practice Advice Service provides a dedicated support line for Law Society members and employees of law firms. Call us on 020 7320 5675.
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  • Member testimonials

    "You really are doing a great job, and providing much needed help, hope and guidance to so many people."

    Janine, Women Lawyers Division

    "They have supported me throughout my legal career. Being a proud member of this wider community has opened me to networking opportunities."

    Placida Ojinnaka, Lawyers with Disabilities Division

    "The Advocacy Section is an extremely useful resource for all solicitors who value learning about key developments and sharing the experiences of other practitioners in their chosen field. In some ways I would liken it to a sort of online Inn of Court for solicitor-advocates."

    Mark Humphries, Advocacy Section