On 2 October, the counsel general for Wales, Jeremy Miles AM, announced that a Law Council of Wales is to be established to promote the interests of legal education and the awareness of Welsh law.
It will also ensure proper provision of teaching the law through the medium of Welsh and assist students in their education and training as future practitioners.
Mark Evans, chair of the Law Society in Wales Committee, responded saying:
“The Law Society in Wales looks forward to working closely with the proposed new Law Council to continue to drive better and more focused collaboration between the different parts of the legal community in Wales.”
“We are keen to be involved from the outset and we will be having discussions with the counsel general and Welsh government officials in the near future to explore the role we can play.”