The public affairs and campaigns team is at the heart of the Law Society's work influencing government, parliament and key stakeholders in the UK.
By harnessing the collective knowledge, experience and expertise of the legal profession, the Society can lead in developing public policy solutions to challenges facing the legal services sector.
As the Society is a professional body governed by a royal charter, its work with government and parliament is underpinned by its duty to act in the public interest. We work closely with the Society's members when engaging and influencing political stakeholders and policy-makers.
Find out more about our work, view our briefings below or support our campaigns.
Our thought leadership programme of events brings together representatives from the legal, political, business and third sectors to discuss ideas.
We hosted a parliamentary reception on Global Britain and the law to promote our global legal centre campaign.
We have responded to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government's consultation on implementing reforms to the leasehold system in England.
The Law Society is concerned that the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill will remove vital existing safeguards for cared-for people.
The Law Society's key campaigns played a key role in a Westminster Hall debate on the future of legal aid.
We have responded to an MHCLG consultation on making sure that social housing provides safe and secure homes.
The Law Society has responded to a DoT consultation on proposed new offences of causing death or injury by dangerous or careless cycling.
The Law Society has responded to a TPC consultation on proposals to resurrect the fast track appeals system in respect of immigration detainees.
The Law Society has said that the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal should retain the criminal standard of proof in response to a SDT consultation.
The Law Society is concerned by provisions in the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill that would weaken legal professional privilege and restrict access to confidential legal advice from a lawyer.
Alexandra Cardenas (Head of public affairs and campaigns) 0207 320 5935 Email Alexandra Cardenas
Rebecca Goshawk (Public affairs manager) 0207 316 5631Email Rebecca Goshawk
Vicki Butler (Campaigns manager) 0207 320 5858Email Vicki Butler
We have many social media channels for our varied audiences.