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.

Who can attend?  

Our admissions ceremonies are open to all solicitors who have been admitted to the roll and qualified in England Wales.

There is no time limit to attend, whether you qualified this year or years ago.  

Please note that a foreign lawyer registered with the SRA is allowed to practice operate in a different jurisdiction, however they do not meet the criteria to attend our ceremonies.  

You must be admitted before you book a ceremony place. If you have not been admitted when you book, we reserve the right to cancel and refund your place minus an administration fee.

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 

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 after the main booking is made (subject to availability).

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 your ceremony, complete our online form and select ‘question’ and 'Law Society events' when submitting.

Cancellations must be received in writing and are subject to our terms and conditions.

Please note that if you have booked any services from Marston Events (gown hire, merchandise or photography) you will need to contact them directly and will be subject to their 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