Law Society of England and Wales

The Law Society of England and Wales (officially The Law Society) is the professional association that represents and governs solicitors for the jurisdiction of England and Wales. It provides services and support to practising and training solicitors, as well as serving as a sounding board for law reform. Members of the Society are often consulted when important issues are being debated in Parliament or by the executive. The Society was formed in 1825.

The Law Society
Formation2 June 1825; 196 years ago (1825-06-02)
TypeProfessional organisation
HeadquartersChancery Lane
London, WC2
Region served
England and Wales
I. Stephanie Boyce

The Hall of The Law Society is in Chancery Lane, London, but it also has offices in Cardiff to deal with the Wales jurisdiction and the Senedd, and Brussels, to deal with European Union law.

A president is elected annually to serve for one year. The current president is I. Stephanie Boyce.[1]

Barristers in England and Wales have a similar professional body, the General Council of the Bar, commonly known as the Bar Council.