Law Society announces special general meeting

The Law Society of England and Wales has today announced it will hold a special general meeting (SGM) on Tuesday 23 July.

It follows the receipt of a requisition from 100 members under bye-law 22(1).

Following the release of the TA6 Property Information Form (5th edition) (2024) in March*, the Property Lawyers Action Group (PLAG) called for a SGM of Law Society members to debate and vote on a motion of no confidence in our ability to represent members who undertake conveyancing.

“It is disappointing that PLAG has felt it necessary to take this step,” said Law Society chief executive officer Ian Jeffery.

“However, the SGM is an opportunity for members to discuss with us the future of the home buying and selling process and how the Society can best represent its members, as changes are made over time to that process, to enhance the experience of consumers.

“There will be a vote on the no confidence motion if one is required on the day, but in any event, we will listen to and carefully consider the views of our members, expressed at the meeting and more widely.

“We have already taken steps to address the strength of feeling express by members by postponing compulsory implementation of the updated TA6 form. This allows for six months consultation to ensure we understand the full range of member views.”

The special general meeting will take place in-person at our headquarters at 113 Chancery Lane, London at 2pm and online.

Only Law Society members can attend and vote at the SGM. To register to attend the SGM, they will need to complete the registration form no later than 9am on Monday 15 July.

Read the Law Society’s statement in response to the statement from PLAG here.

Notes to editors

• * See the announcement here

• See our frequently asked questions about the TA6 form changes here

• See our guidance on consumer protection regulations in conveyancing here

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