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  • Welcome to the Law Society in the South West

    Here you will find information about how the Law Society is working to support its members in the region.

    Please note that our regional managers are not able to respond to queries from members of the public.

    Geographical coverage

    Our South West region covers Bristol, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Monmouthshire.

    The Law Society in the South West

    Our aims within the region are to:

    • work with solicitor members to understand their needs in order to represent their interests within the Law Society.
    • inform solicitors of Law Society services and activities taking place in their region.
    • promote the profession to outside bodies (for example media, businesses, and professional organisations).

    Local representative organisations

    The Association of South Western Law Societies (ASWLS), operates alongside the Law Society in the South West. Established in 1948, ASWLS promotes closer co-operation and interaction in professional matters, between member societies. ASWLS also provides a forum for their five Council Members of the Law Society, and these Council Members inform the member societies of Law Society Council proceedings, and pick up on the views of the profession.

    ASWLS which is made up of six local law societies:

    • Monmouthshire Incorporated Law Society website
    • Bristol Law Society website
    • Devon & Somerset Law Society (DASLS) website
    • Plymouth Law Society website
    • Gloucestershire & Wiltshire incorporated Law Society (GWILS) website
    • Cornwall Law Society website

    To find out more about ASWLS, please visit:

    Head of Relationship Management (Midlands & South West) - Rav Hothi

    Rav joined the Law Society in March 2005 having studied law in Manchester. Rav is always keen to engage with more of the membership in the Midlands and will be happy to hear from any firms or solicitors on any concerns or issues they may have.

    Mobile: 07816 929749

    Regional office address:
    Home worker - Midlands based