January 6, 2020

Report of Law Society Council Meeting 5th December 2019


New members

New members were welcomed and introduced themselves to Council.

Jo Mensah-Dankwah – Black Solicitors Network.

Nina Ferris - Merseyside and district.

James Kitching – JLD solicitors not more than 5 years PQE.

You can find a list of all Council members on our website.

One minute’s silence

At the start of the meeting, Simon Davis, the president, led one minute’s...

October 14, 2019

Summary: The Council agreed the Law Society (LS) business plan and budget for 2019-20. It also considered the LS’s work and position on Brexit, heard updates the work to deliver for our members, and had a number of discussions including the LS’s relationship with the SRA, the latest on the Solicitors Qualifying Exam and our Diversity and Inclusion Charter. 


The Law Society, as the professional body for solicitors. has a p...

September 11, 2019

There continues to be uncertainty about how and when the UK will leave the EU. The Government’s stated intention is still to leave the EU on 31 October; however, the UK Parliament is currently taking steps to avoid this if a deal is not passed before the next European Council meeting. As uncertainty remains, we are advising our members to begin or continue to prepare for this eventuality as a no deal could occur on 31 October...

July 23, 2019

Dear Constituents, 

Proposed changes to the Law Society’s Council.

Click here for a copy of a paper concerning proposed changes to the Law Society’s council. This is really the final part of the current modernisation of the Law Society’s governance review which has seen a change in the structure of committees and boards at the Law Society to make it more relevant and dynamic in the present age. Some of the proposals concern the...

March 21, 2019

Last week Richard Atkinson addressed the National Police Chief's Council Criminal Justice Conference as a guest speaker along with the President of the QBD Sir Brian Leveson, the SPJ Lady Justice Macur, the Vicitms' Commissioner Baroness Newlove and DPP Max Hill and others who addressed the conference. 

Download a copy of his speech to see how he skillfully address some of the current big issues from a defence po...

March 5, 2019

Please click on the following link for a copy of the above report:


March 4, 2019

Please see below for details of upcoming Law Society Brexit Event:


Brexit event on Tuesday 26 March 2019 at The Law Society

Dear Member,

We are holding an event to provide you with the latest information on our Brexit work and to discuss our up to date guidance for members.  The event will be chaired by our Director of Strategic Relationships, Stephen Denyer, under Chatham House rule.

Representatives from the Minist...

January 2, 2019

Please find a link to the report of the recent Law Society Council Meeting:


October 5, 2018

Richard Atkinson, President of the Kent Law Society, joined James Turner (also of Tuckers) President of the Birmingham Law Society for their 200th Anniversary Dinner last night.

October 5, 2018

Please find link to the Law Society Council Meeting Report for September 2018: Here

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