Professional Services

The Professional Services industry is represented in the UK by the Law Society.

The Law Society is the independent professional body for solicitors. They exist 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 Law Society promote England and Wales as the jurisdiction of choice and the vital role legal services play in our economy.

They work internationally to open up markets to our members and to defend human rights while supporting their members with opportunities in the domestic market.

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 our members and the public
  • acting as the approved regulator for solicitors, ensuring regulation is fair and proportionate while protecting the public.

Law Society membership

Solicitors in England and Wales earn the 'solicitor' title through a dedicated commitment to ongoing study and development, meeting high professional standards, holding insurance to protect their clients and by holding a practising certificate.

Law Society members can:

Support and services

The Law Society is a membership-driven organisation. They aim to support their members to deliver high standards of professional competence through a wide range of useful services.

This includes up-to-date information on the regulatory landscape, expert advice, continuing practice development, bespoke consultancy and networking opportunities. Click here for more information.

Policy and campaigns

The Law Society is the representative voice for solicitors in England and Wales. They work to influence government, parliament and key stakeholders on behalf of our members. Click here for the latest policy and campaign articles.