Admission ceremony FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about admission ceremonies.

Where is the Law Society?

The Law Society is located at 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL

Travel and access information

Ceremony timings

12.45pm registration*
3pm ceremony
4pm drinks reception
5pm end of ceremony

*Registration for the ceremony opens at 12.45pm. Last admittance for the ceremony will be 2.45pm.

What is the dress code for the ceremony?

We recommend business attire for admittees and smart casual for guests.

How do I book my ceremony online?

You will need to log in or register with My LS to book your admission ceremony.

Once you have logged into your account, you will be able to book a ceremony date.

Will I receive tickets in advance?

We do not provide tickets.

We operate a registration desk which is open from 12.45pm to 2.30pm.

Your guests will be given passes to wear for security purposes.

Gown hire

The cost of gown hire is included in the price of your ticket.

Gowns will be ordered through Marston Events and must be booked before your ceremony.

Further information on how to book your gown hire will be sent to you once a booking has been made.

What do I do on arrival?

When you arrive, you will be directed to the Reading Room which is opposite the main entrance.

You will be able to collect your guests passes, gown and meet the photography team, Marston Events.

If you or a member of your party have any additional requirements, let a member of the events team know when you arrive.

At this time, feel free to take photographs either inside or outside the Law Society building.

Refreshments and a light lunch can be purchased in our restaurant on the ground floor.

Is there somewhere for me to leave my bags/belongings?

There is an unmanned cloakroom by the main entrance. Any items are left at the owner’s risk.

I'd like to bring more than two guests – is this allowed?

You have the opportunity to purchase an additional guest ticket to attend the ceremony at the time of booking on a first-come, first-served basis.

The additional guest ticket for the ceremony will be charged at £40 + VAT.

If you are bringing children under five, they can attend in addition to your guests who have tickets and will need to be sat on an adult’s knee.

Tickets must be purchased ahead of the ceremony and will not be available to purchase on the day.

I forgot to pre-book my professional photographs – what can I do?

When you arrive, let a representative from Marston Events know that you would like a set of professional photographs.

Depending on demand, we will try to meet all enquiries where possible.

Should I bring my SRA certificate with me on the day?

No. You will be presented with an admissions ceremony certificate at registration.

Can I move ceremonies or cancel my attendance?

If you need to cancel or move your ceremony, complete our online form and select 'general enquiries' and 'Law Society events' when submitting.

You can also call us on 020 7242 1222 from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

On occasion where an admittee is sick or self-isolating, we will allow a move to another ceremony.

If a guest is sick or self-isolating, you are able to attend with another guest or cancel your place and receive a refund in line with the terms and conditions.

Ornate curved staircase leading to Law Society Library in 113 Chancery Lane: stained glass window and gold-framed portraits with central marble pillar
Ornate curved staircase leading to Law Society Library in 113 Chancery Lane: stained glass window and gold-framed portraits with central marble pillar