The Law Society exists to represent, promote and support all solicitors, so they in turn can help their clients. 

They also work  to ensure that no-one is above the law and to protect everyone’s right to have access to justice. The Society promotes England and Wales as the jurisdiction of choice and the vital role legal services play in the economy.

Internationally, they open up markets to members and to defend human rights while supporting members with opportunities in the domestic market.

How they work

Solicitors pay their annual practising certificate fee to the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The Law Society receives around 30% of this fee to support, represent and promote the profession.

Other funding comes from  commercial activities.

The Law Society Council governs their work, with Council members elected to represent members from England and Wales, including different demographic groups and parts of the profession.

They harness the knowledge of their Council members and around 300 volunteer board and committee members to deliver the advice, support and services their members want.

Work for members

The Law Society helps their current and future members by:

  • providing support, advice and guidance on areas of practice and management, tailored to members’ individual needs
  • supporting equality, diversity and inclusion within the legal profession, enabling and encouraging the best people to join regardless of their background
  • campaigning on legal issues of importance to their members and the public
  • acting as the approved regulator for solicitors, ensuring regulation is fair and proportionate while protecting the public

Their Values

The culture code is a guiding set of principles and values about who the Law Society are and who they aspire to be:

They value clarity, trust, respect and excellence.

Their values guide what we say and how they act with each other, their members, their suppliers and their stakeholders. Everyone working at  the Law Society agrees to respect and demonstrate these principles through their day-to-day decision making and behaviour.

They will recognise, celebrate and reward people who demonstrate their culture. They will hold each other to account by speaking up when they see behaviour that doesn’t support their culture.

To learn more about the Law Society please visit their website using the link provided on the right hand side. Alternatively, to contact a member of staff directly please use the contact information also provided on the right hand side. 



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