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When the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) admits you to the roll of solicitors, you automatically become a member of the Law Society.
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The Law Society is partly funded through fees from firms and individual practising certificates – we get part of the fee that you pay the SRA. This means you do not pay membership fees to us directly, unless you’re a member of a Section.
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We’re here to support you at every stage of your career. This is what we do for the profession and for you:
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You can personalise your membership by joining our Communities. These are split into Divisions and Sections.
Divisions offer free support services based on your demographic.
Sections offer services based on your area of practice. There’s an annual subscription fee to join.
Visit our Communities page to see the full list and find out how to join.
Your Law Society membership is automatically renewed when you pay your annual practising certificate fee to the SRA.
This means you do not have to pay us directly to renew your membership.
You need to be on the roll of solicitors before you can apply for a practising certificate.
If you’re returning to the law after a career break, you may need to restore your name to the roll. You can do this through your mySRA account.
If you do not want to be a member of the Law Society, you can opt out by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 020 7242 1222.
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