Right to vote on changes to Council: check your contact details are up to date

We'll be sending a ballot to all Law Society members for a vote on proposals to restrict membership of Council to a 12-year term and to reform Council constituencies. The ballot was requested following our recent AGM at which the proposals were considered. You now have until Thursday 3 December to check your contact details to make sure you can vote.

Law Society building lobby with members

All-member ballot

We've extended the deadline for solicitors to provide an up-to-date email address and ensure they are not opted out of Law Society membership (non-marketing) communications to Thursday 3 December.

This is to make sure no member is disenfranchised from a key vote on proposed changes to the Law Society’s Council.

Following our AGM, at which proposals were first considered to restrict membership of Council to a 12-year term and to introduce reforms to Council constituencies, more than 20 attendees requested a ballot of the Law Society membership. Both of these proposals will now go to all members.

These proposals are important as they will:

  • reduce the number of geographical seats
  • increase seats for others including in-house lawyers, junior lawyers and women
  • introduce a 12-year term limit for Council members – an important issue for the profession

Details of how to participate in the ballot are expected to be sent out by our partner, Civica, by email on Tuesday 15 December. To make sure you receive your ballot and can participate in the vote, you'll need to make sure your email address and contact preferences are up to date.

How to check and update your details

You can check your email address by:

You can also confirm that your preferences for receiving membership (non-marketing) emails from the Law Society are up to date via the Support Centre.

Most members are already set up to vote, but it’s important to check your details by 3 December, so that you do not lose your opportunity to have your say.