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  • From negotiating with and lobbying the profession's regulators, government and others, to offering support and training, the Law Society represents and promotes the interests of solicitors across England and Wales.

    With our knowledge and expertise we can offer advice and services across a number of legal practice areas. Use the A-Z directory below for practice related information and the latest news on our policy, campaigns and lobbying, plus details of services we offer to support high standards of professional competence.


    Provides solicitor advocates with news and advice from the Law Society on civil, family and criminal advocacy issues.

    Civil litigation

    Information on civil justice, litigation funding and the courts

    Company commercial

    Includes latest Law Society information for company and corporate law practitioners.


    News, campaigns and advice relating to domestic, EU and international competition law.

    Criminal justice

    Includes issues relating to the criminal justice system, criminal prosecution and defence and specific crimes such as illegal drugs, assault, sexual offences and anti-social behaviour.

    Dispute resolution

    This area is for mediators, arbitrators and other alternative dispute resolution practitioners. It provides latest information, as well as links to related Law Society advice and services.


    News, advice and information for employment practitioners, including employment and redundancy to discrimination related litigation, corporate governance and mergers and takeovers.

    Family and children

    Covers all issues around children and family law, including personal relationships, relationship breakdown and children in the context of divorce or separation, plus children in public law and cross-border disputes.

    Human rights

    Our news and advice for human rights practitioners covering all aspects of civil liberties.


    Provides advice on aspects of immigration such as work permits and visas, workforce mobility and other legislative and regulatory changes. It also includes student, asylum and publicly funded immigration issues.

    Legal aid and access to justice

    Supports legal aid practitioners with advice and information about legal aid, our campaign for an adequately funded legal aid system and access to justice for all.

    Personal injury

    News and advice for personal injury practitioners, including litigation arising from workplace accidents, motor accidents, abuse claims, industrial disease and corporate negligence.


    Includes news and advice on law relating to planning, including compulsory purchase, judicial reviews, inquiries and appeals.

    Private client

    For practitioners who advise on asset management, including wills and probate, power of attorney, trusts and tax.

    Property - commercial

    For commercial property practitioners and provides latest information about commercial real estate.

    Property - residential

    Covers conveyancing and provides our latest advice and information on all matters relating to buying and selling residential property.


    This practice area provides tax law practitioners with our latest news, advice and policy information all tax related matters.

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