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The Law Society is run by and for our members. We are the voice of solicitors, driving excellence in the profession and safeguarding the rule of law. With the guidance of our specialist committees:

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Human Rights Committee

Our committee upholds human rights and the rule of law domestically and internationally, particularly in relation to lawyers' professional activities and human rights standards.

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