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Become a Member

Follow the links below to apply for membership of the Bristol Law Society.

Check our list of corporate members before applying to see if your firm is already a member.

You can also check the corporate members list and our list of council members to help you identify a proposer and seconder.

Professional membership is available to the following categories:

Full member

  • Partner/Member/Director, Consultant, Principal, or Sole Practitioner    £100
  • Employed Solicitor with 3 years PQE+  £60
  • Employed Solicitor with less than 3  years PQE  £40

Associate member

  • Barrister at law £100
  • Judge or Magistrate £100
  • FILEx/CILEx £40
  • Paralegal or legal assistant £40
  • Legal Apprentice £40
  • Licensed conveyancer £40
  • Costs lawyer/ draftsman £40
  • Notary Public £40
  •  Trade Mark or Patent Attorney £40
  • Foreign lawyer or registered foreign lawyer within the meaning of Section 89 of the Court and Legal Services Act 1990 £40
  • Director, principal or employee of a legal services provider which is regulated, registered or authorised by an Approved Regulator £40
  • Employed by a recognised provider of legal education £30
  •  Retired but prior to my retirement, qualified for membership as above  £30

Trainee Membership

  • Trainee solicitor enrolled with the SRA on a recognised training contract Free
  • Pupil or Trainee barrister Free
  • Trainee chartered legal executive Free

Apply as a professional

Membership is free for students. If you are studying part-time and work in role where an Associate Membership category would apply then membership will fall under that category.

Apply as a student