Join our Private Client Solicitors Section committee

We're looking for experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic people to share their expertise, skills and insights to help us develop our support for private client practitioners. The deadline to apply is Friday 27 January.
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We have an exciting opportunity to join the Private Client Solicitors Section committee.

The role

The Private Client Solicitors Section is the community for legal practitioners working in wills and probate, estate and tax planning, trusts, and mental capacity

It offers support to achieve best practice, remain SRA compliant and progress solicitors' careers.  

Find out more about the Section

Committee members:

  • help us keep members up to date with recent developments
  • take part in virtual working and task groups for various projects
  • support on planning conferences, magazines and events

What’s in it for you?

As a committee member you will have the opportunity to:

  • influence, inform and shape the Law Society’s support to private client practitioners
  • showcase your expertise and raise your profile with our 200,000 members
  • expand your professional network and connections
  • work closely with knowledgeable and enthusiastic peers and staff

What we’re looking for

We’d like to hear from private client legal experts across the UK and from firms and departments of all sizes.

We're particularly interested to hear from private client lawyers who:

  • have a cross-border practice
  • work with elderly and vulnerable clients, or
  • work in knowledge management 

We're interested in diverse and well-rounded committee members who have:

  • sound knowledge and understanding of the key issues and challenges in their area of expertise
  • the experience and personal drive to deliver support and offer innovative ideas
  • commitment to serving the legal community

A big part of the committee members’ contribution is to help us design, deliver and disseminate content such as events, so you should be prepared to:

  • speak, chair and present to large audiences of peers and clients
  • utilise your network of contacts
  • contribute to written articles 

Time commitment

We estimate the average time commitment, spread out across the year, to be half an hour a week. This includes:

  • quarterly committee meetings
  • working groups or projects

Meetings usually take place online, with up to two committee meetings per year taking place in person in London (with opportunity to participate online).

We’ll reimburse travel expenses according to our expenses policy.

Term length

Appointments start in February 2023.

Committee members will serve a term of up to three years, backdated to 1 November 2022.

After three years, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for a further three-year term.

Committee members can serve for a maximum of six years.

How to apply

To apply, email with:

  • your CV
  • a statement of up to 500 words, outlining how you can assist the Law Society to support private client practitioners, including practical examples

The deadline is midnight on Friday 27 January 2023.

Appointments will be made on merit, based on experience, expertise and skills.

Next steps

A selection panel will consider the applications and we’ll contact shortlisted candidates.

Virtual interviews are likely to take place between 23 January and 10 February.

The first committee meeting is on 27 April 2023.

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