The Law Society is a membership-driven organisation. We aim to support our members to deliver high standards of professional competence through a wide range of useful services.
This includes up-to-date information on the regulatory landscape, expert advice, continuing practice development, bespoke consultancy and networking opportunities.
If you are a member and are having trouble finding advice and support on a particular issue, our support desk can help point you in the right direction.
The Law Society is committed to improving standards across the legal profession. Our accreditation schemes are voluntary and offer recognition of expertise in legal provision within areas of law.
Our advice and support helps members navigate the rapidly changing regulatory landscape. Our advice articles offer guidance on the latest issues affecting the legal services sector and our practice notes represent our view of good practice.
The EU referendum result will lead to a surge in demand for legal expertise and guidance. We provide regularly updated information, advice and insight for solicitors.
HMCTS is investing £1 billion in a six-year reform programme to modernise the courts and tribunals system. We will keep you informed of developments and help you understand and adapt to the changes. We are engaging with HMCTS to ensure our views, our members' views and the needs of clients are fully considered.
Our education and learning offering supports members throughout their careers.
The Law Society supports solicitors in recognising and handling difficult professional situations and making choices which can be substantiated by reference to the SRA Code of Conduct.
We provide a wide range of CPD training seminars, conferences and networking events for members and we celebrate the best in the profession with our annual Excellence Awards. We also offer the opportunity to hire space at the Law Society for your events.
Find a Solicitor, our database of legal professionals, is used by the public and legal professionals to find information about Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulated legal service providers in England and Wales.
We appreciate the pressures that solicitors face and offer both practice and pastoral care advice lines. Find out more about the Practice Advice Service, get advice on client care and complaints handling with Lawyerline, or access our joint tribunal service to resolve fee disputes between solicitors and barristers. We also have a number of specialist advice helplines.
We have one of the best law libraries in England and Wales. Members can visit the library or use us remotely.
Members of the Law Society have access to an exclusive range of products and services designed to make professional and personal life easier.
The Law Society supports its members and legal practice managers to develop their organisational capacity to deliver high quality services to their clients and encourage a diverse workforce.
Law Society Publishing commissions legal experts to deliver high quality, practical books that support professional practice and keep members up to date with legal developments.
We actively support our members' public legal education (PLE) projects through a series of initiatives, ongoing consultation and engagement with our members and their corporate social responsibility teams.
The Reading Room at Chancery Lane provides a lovely setting for Law Society members to meet colleagues or clients.
We value the views of our members across the breadth of England and Wales. We are committed to building relationships and to harnessing the collective knowledge, experience and expertise of the legal profession. We develop these connections through Law Society representatives in four regions across England, and in Wales.
We undertake and commission research and produce reports to provide evidence-based information for our members and the organisation.
We represent our members' views on regulation and advise on the business challenges that affect all solicitors. In an ever-changing regulatory landscape our information on regulation, professional indemnity insurance and anti-money laundering procedures keeps members up to date on their legal requirements.
Free and confidential support and advice for Law Society members and employees of law firms. Call us on 020 7320 5675.
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