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  • Building and maintaining relationships with our members across England and Wales is a vital part of our work.

    Our regional representatives work with individual members and firms, to better represent their views, increase awareness of Law Society services and activities, and add value to members' businesses.

    England and Wales Law Society mapThe Law Society has a network of representatives in the eight English regions and an office in Wales.

    Eastern
    Greater London
    Midlands
    North East
    North West
    South East
    South West
    Yorkshire

    Type in your postcode below to find your regional representatives.

  • Find your regional manager or council member

  • Ensure a strong voice for you and your members by engaging your MP

    For local law societies, engaging with your local Member of Parliament (MP) is a key benefit that you can demonstrate to your members. In doing so, not only do you provide a strong voice for the local profession, but you are also able to influence policy and actively lobby for change. Find out more

  • Women in law

    President Christina Blacklaws will make women in law a key theme of her presidential year. The national and local law societies have been working together to address the issue. Find out more

  • Apprenticeships

    Read more about the positive impact apprenticeships can make to your firms. Attendees from all sizes and types of firm, as well as in-house lawyers and members from local Law Societies came to the events in Leeds and London. Find out more

  • Innovation - isn’t it just for the big firms? 3 tips on how you can get started

    On May 8th 2018, during the first of the Law Society’s Future of Law lectures we heard Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court, musing on the possible long term impact of Legaltech on the law and upon law firms. Between predictions on smart contracts, algorithms and blockchain, there was, for those that might be scared to look up from their files, light at the end of the tunnel. Find out more.

  • In conversation with: Alan Larkin (Head of Innovation & Technology at Family Law Partners, Sussex)

    Alan is Head of Innovation & Technology at Family Law Partners, a niche practice offering a range of dispute resolution models. We discuss why technological innovation is so important to a niche firm like his. Find out more.

  • Brethertons: Why we decided to get involved with Barclays Eagle Labs

    Shaun Jardine, CEO of Brethertons - a large regional firm, explains why becoming involved in a tech incubator is important in creating the right solution for the firm and its clients. Find out more.

  • Local law societies turn out in force for presidents and secretaries conference

    Every year we open our doors at our Chancery Lane headquarters for an annual meeting of local law societies (LLS) across England and Wales. Known as the presidents and secretaries conference, this year we hosted 140 delegates, making it one of our most well attended events to date. Find out more.

  • The vibrancy of the North

    With almost 30,000 members, 65 firms in the UK's top 200, and an expanding network of special interest groups, the legal profession in the North is thriving. And with Northern Powerhouse investment and improving transport links, there's more to come. Find out how the North-South divide is closing.

  • Profile: Gateley Plc

    With a network of seven UK offices and an international office in Dubai, Gateley Plc has grown to become one of the largest corporate law firms, and is ranked in the top 50 firms in the country. Find out more.

  • Insights from our engagement with members

    Our relationship management team has been gathering feedback from members and reporting back with the concerns affecting the profession - among them criminal legal aid, and diversity and inclusion. This in turn enables the Law Society to provide high quality support. Find out more.

  • Get the most out of your Local Law Society guidebook

    You will hopefully have already had a chance to browse your Local Law Society guidebook. Over the coming months we'll be highlighting specific key sections, starting with a focus on how to make the most of the media, and how to write to your MP. Find out more.

  • The Law Society in the regions

    In a busy first quarter of 2018, the Law Society has been travelling around the regions, engaging with and gaining valuable feedback from stakeholders and updating members on key areas of activity - around apprenticeships, anti-money laundering, and diversity and inclusion. Find out more.

  • Promoting our profession

    A widespread and high-profile advertising campaign forms the centrepiece of the Law Society's extensive promotion of the solicitor profession in 2018. Customisable posters mean that you and your firm can feature in the campaign. Find out more.

  • Meet a Law Society team

    In an insightful Q & A, the Law Society's campaigns manager sheds light on current and future campaign activity, discusses past successes, and explains how member participation is important not just for the legal profession, but for society as a whole. Find out more.

  • LLS Handbook is well under way

    The Local Law Society Handbook - an invaluable resource for the legal profession - is on track for launch at this year's Presidents and Secretaries conference in May. Find out more.

  • Women in law roundtable discussions

    2018 marks the 100th anniversary of women achieving the vote and in 2019 the Law Society will celebrate the centenary of women lawyers. Events are planned to actively engage with all colleagues - male and female - to show that equality and diversity can only benefit all of us. Find out more.

  • Work in Wales

    The Law Society's Wales Office is based in Cardiff and represents the Society's view and interests to the Welsh Assembly Government, Westminster and Brussels.

    > Work in Wales
  • Local Law Society Guidebook

    A practical working resource, the Local Law Society Guidebook provides Law Societies of all different sizes and structures with the tools and best practice guidance to support the invaluable work they do with the legal profession.

    > Local Law Society Guidebook (PDF 612kb)
  • Practice Advice Service

    Free and confidential support and advice for Law Society members and employees of law firms.
    Call us on 020 7320 5675.