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Are you an expert on constitutional law?

22 January 2015

Following the Scottish referendum and other developments including new proposals by the political parties on devolution more generally, there is now a wide constitutional debate taking place which is very likely to intensify in the run-up to the next general election and beyond.

In this context the Law Society has agreed to establish a new Constitutional Law Reference Group to explore the implications of these issues.

While it is unlikely that the Law Society will want to develop direct positions on proposals by the political parties it will however want to contribute to the debate about the legal, constitutional and technical implications of the various reforms that are proposed in the areas of constitutional law, particularly in relation to devolution.

This work will also involve exploring the practical implications for members and member firms of the various proposals and for English and Welsh law more generally.

The Law Society is therefore looking initially to fill the following roles on the reference group with:

  • three members with experience of legal issues following Welsh devolution, at least one of whom should be a member of the Law Society's Wales Committee
  • at least two solicitor members with expertise in the field of constitutional and administrative law
  • an academic with expertise in constitutional questions

Members of the reference group will be expected to attend at least one meeting every six weeks at the Law Society in Chancery Lane and there will be some expectation of preparatory and other work outside the meetings, although the group will be supported by the Law Society's policy team.

The appointments will be for two years and are unpaid, but expenses will be reimbursed.

Download an application form and monitoring form below. Please return completed forms to by Thursday 5 February.