The Law Society is the representative body for Solicitors in England and Wales. It offers advice and support to members of the legal profession while at the same time assisting, protecting and promoting Solicitors.
The Law Society was founded in 1825 and a management committee was formed. In 1831 the Society obtained its first royal charter and subsequently opened a new building in Chancery Lane a year later in 1832. In 1845 a new charter defined the Society as an independent private servicing the affairs of the legal profession. Today the Hall of the Law Society is based at 113 Chancery Lane, London but also benefits from offices in Worcestershire, Redditch, Leamington Spa and offices in Brussels and Belgium to deal with European Community Law.
The Law Society’s main objectives are to support legal firms especially in an increasingly challenging market, to provide career support and professional development via CPD events, to develop new markets and opportunities at home and abroad, to defend legal aid and finally they aim to continually represent, promote and market the profession as a whole.
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