Council has 100 seats, with 61 members representing 42 geographical constituencies and up to 39 members representing special interest groups and areas of practice.
Law Society members are encouraged to contact their Council members with any issues they would like raised at Council meetings.
You will find a list of Council members on this page. Download details of how to email them (PDF 70kb).
At present, the term of office of Council members is four years (except for the LPC/trainee seat, which is two years), but the Law Society is undertaking a review of its governance arrangements.
Download the 2018 Council election results (PDF 20kb)
Council members in geographical seats:
- Central and South Middlesex - Michael Garson
- The City of London - Paul Barnes, Robert Bourns, Simon Davis, Christopher Digby-Bell and Ed Crosse
- Holborn - Fraser Whitehead and Jonathan Wright
- North East London - Caroline Newman
- West London - Michael Nathan and Lucy Scott-Moncrieff
- North Middlesex - Cordella Bart-Stewart
- South London - David Taylor
- The City of Westminster - Jeffrey Forrest, Edward Macey-Dare and Beth Forrester
- Croydon and North Kent - Eunice Shang-Simpson
- Kent - Richard Atkinson
- Surrey - John Perry and Sushila Abraham
- Inner Sussex - Patrick Richards
- Outer Sussex - Rodney Warren
- Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire - Mohammed Nawaz Khan
- Berkshire and North Hampshire - Razi Shah
- Hampshire and the Isle of Wight - Nicholas Gurney-Champion
- Dorset - Tim O'Sullivan
- West Country and Gwent - Jonathan Frayling, Steve Hudson, Rod Mole and Jonathan Stephens
- South Wales - Sarah Watkins
- Mid and West Wales - Carolyn Kirby
- The Welsh Marches - Patricia Beeching
- Coventry and Warwickshire - Alan East
- Birmingham and District - Mary Kaye and Ravinder Singh Chumber
- Wolverhampton and Staffordshire - Nailah Kausar
- Cheshire and North Wales - Mark Evans
- Merseyside and District - Charlie Jones and Sarah Lapsley
- Manchester, Salford, Stockport and District - Jeff Lewis and Steve Kuncewicz
- Central Lancashire and Northern Greater Manchester - Joe Egan
- Cumbria and Lancaster - Claire Logan
- Northumbria - Allan Devine and Jo Wharton
- Yorkshire - Christopher Cole, Mark Newby and Peter Wright
- Derbyshire and East Staffordshire - Michael Williams
- Nottinghamshire - Ash Bhatia
- Lincolnshire - Nicholas Fluck
- Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland - Linda Lee
- Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire - Michael Frape
- Hertfordshire - Paul Davies
- Norfolk - Richard Barr
- Suffolk and North Essex - Roger Buston
- Essex - Tony Fisher
- Leeds - Nick Emmerson
- Bristol - Ian Kelcey
Special interest seats
A number of our special interest seats, often referred to as the non-geographical seats, represent particular organisations of solicitors. If the executive of the organisation chooses, these seats may be filled by nomination of the executive rather than by election.
Examples of such groups include the Women Lawyers Division, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and the Employment Lawyers' Association. Other special interest seats are filled by election in the same way as the geographic seats.
Council members in non-geographical seats:
*Peter Causton has been confirmed in the Civil Litigation seat following the dismissal of an election challenge.