Preliminary notice of Council elections 2019

Preliminary notice is hereby given, in accordance with Bye-Law 49, that elections of members of the Council will shortly be taking place for the following constituencies, which will fall vacant on the expiry of the terms of office of the current Council members at the Annual General Meeting on 4 July 2019:

Geographical constituencies

Constituency
number
Title of constituency No. of vacancies
2 The City of London 1
9 Croydon and North Kent 1
10 Kent 1
11 Surrey 2
13 Outer Sussex 1
18 West Country and Gwent 2
21 Welsh Marches 1
23 Birmingham and District 1
25 Cheshire and North Wales 1
26 Merseyside and District* 1
28 Central Lancashire and Northern Greater Manchester 1
35 Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland 1
41 Leeds 1

Each of the vacancies arises by the forthcoming retirement in rotation of the named Council member under Bye-Law 82(1).

*Please note Merseyside and District is a casual vacancy and the term will expire in July 2020.

Non-geographical constituencies

Title of constituency No. of vacancies
Junior Lawyers Division solicitor member 1
Junior Lawyers Division trainee member 1

Nominations

Geographical constituencies

Nominations are invited from solicitors (who must be members of the Law Society) who have a registered address within the constituency concerned or who are members of the local law society in the constituency.

Candidates must be nominated by two other Law Society members, who must have a registered address in the relevant constituency.

Non-geographical constituencies

Read the Junior Lawyers Division's message to prospective candidates

Junior Lawyers Division solicitor member

Nominations are invited from solicitors (who must be members of the Law Society) and have a registered address in England and Wales. 

Candidates should have no more than five years and 364 days PQE (as at the last date of nominations). PQE years are to be calculated using CRM 'date admitted to the roll'.

Candidates must be nominated by two other Law Society members who meet the same criteria.

Junior Lawyers Division trainee member

Nominations are invited from trainee solicitor, current LPC students and LPC graduates who have passed the LPC within the last 24 months.

A description of a Council member's role and responsibilities and a step-by-step guide to making a nomination are downloadable from our website.

If you have any queries, contact us at councilelections@lawsociety.org.uk or by telephone on 020 8049 4109.

The Law Society wishes to encourage nominations from all eligible solicitors, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation or disability.

Nominations must be received by the Office of the Chief Executive, The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL (DX 56Lon/Chancery Ln) not later than 5pm on Monday 29 April 2019.

Paul Tennant
Chief executive

The Law Society's Hall
113 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1PL