Stand for Council: Junior Lawyers

Could you represent junior solicitors with zero-to-six years’ post-qualification experience (PQE)? Stand for nomination to the Law Society Council by 4pm on Wednesday 18 October.

Preliminary notice is given that a vacancy has arisen on Council, in accordance with bye-law 49.

There is one vacancy in the characteristic constituency of Junior Lawyers (zero-to-six years’ PQE).

This vacancy has arisen due to the resignation of Cobi Bonani, whose term was due to end in 2024.

The successful candidate will take office immediately and serve until October 2024, subject to the outcome of vetting checks.

Why stand for election?

Council has 97 seats, each filled by a solicitor representing a constituency relating to a geographic area, work practice or characteristic.

These representatives ensure the views of solicitors in their constituency are heard as we set our position on key issues affecting the profession, and develop a high-quality and relevant member offer.

Our vision is to promote, protect and support solicitors, the rule of law and justice in England and Wales.

Council members play an important role in helping us to achieve this.

Learn more about joining our Council

Who can stand?

You must be a member of the Law Society to be eligible to nominate yourself for election.

You are eligible to stand for election if you have less than six completed years’ PQE on the last date for nominations.

You will need two other Law Society members who have less than six years’ PQE on the last date for nominations to support your nomination.

Email your nomination to by 4pm on Wednesday 18 October 2023.

We do not accept nominations in hard copy.

The Law Society recognises the value of diversity and inclusion.

We encourage nominations from eligible solicitors from a range of backgrounds, regardless of sex, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, or gender.

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