Supplementary notice of Council elections 2021

Preliminary notice is hereby given, in accordance with Bye-Law 49, that Council member elections will take place for the constituencies listed in annex one.

Two seats are vacant due to the previous members standing down:

  • Civil Litigation (non-personal injury)
  • Yorkshire

Three seats were not filled in the elections held in summer 2021:

  • 6–12 Years' PQE
  • Warwickshire and Worcestershire
  • Wolverhampton and Staffordshire

As part of the notice, you'll find:

  • a listing of the seats to be filled, together with their definitions (annex one)
  • a nomination form (annex two, available to download below)
  • guidance notes for candidates (annex three)
  • a description of a Council member's role and responsibilities (annex four)

If you have any questions, email

The Law Society recognises the value of diversity and inclusion. We wish to encourage nominations from eligible solicitors from a range of backgrounds and with different characteristics (including sex, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, or gender reassignment).

Nominations should be received by the chief executive of the Law Society no later than 12pm on Wednesday 5 January 2022.

Nominations should be sent by email to We do not accept nominations in hard copy.

Term of office

The successful candidates will take office at the conclusion of the election.

We currently expect the election results to be announced on Friday 18 February 2022.

Unless otherwise stated, the normal term of office of a Council member is four years.

If a Council member is elected to a vacancy arising other than on the four-year rotation, they'll serve the uncompleted term of their predecessor.


Those individuals elected will be invited to an induction meeting. Further details of this will be circulated to the successful individuals following the conclusion of this process.

Paul Tennant
Chief executive
The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

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