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The Law Society Council Seat vacancies

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Every year, a number of seats on our Council come up for election. Council has 97 seats, each filled by a solicitor representing a constituency relating to a geographic area, work practice or characteristic. These representatives ensure the views of solicitors in their constituency are heard as we set our position on key issues affecting the profession and develop a high-quality and relevant member offer.

Preliminary notice is hereby given, in accordance with bye-law 49, that elections for members of the Council will take place for the constituencies listed below:

  • Central London (two seats)
  • Cumbria and North Lancashire
  • Devon and Somerset
  • Dorset
  • Essex
  • Lincolnshire
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester
  • Mid and West Wales
  • Northeast
  • Nort East London
  • Warwickshire and Worcestershire (casual vacancy for 1 year)
  • Yorkshire and Humberside
  • Criminal Defence (casual vacancy for 2 years)
  • Junior Lawyers (0-6 years’ PQE) (four seats)
  • 6-12 years’ PQE (two seats)
  • Sole practitioner

All information about how to stand for election, what’s involved in being a Council member and all forms, guidance notes, etc., can be found here. Nominations are open until 10 May 2024.

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Stand for election to the Law Society’s Council
Help shape our strategy and business plans, act as an expert legal voice when we speak to the media and make sure our members’ views are reflected when we talk to government about key legislation and reform by standing for election to our Council.

It’s not just an opportunity to network, raise your profile and help us make sure we provide relevant and valuable support to our members. Each year, a member of our Council is elected to become our next deputy vice president, before ultimately going on to become the president of the Law Society.

Nominations are open until 10 May 2024Find out how to stand