Our membership year runs from 1 November to 31 October.
Each year the Society makes a Call upon the members. This is done by way of a resolution passed at the Annual General Meeting. The AGM takes place part way through the membership year in late February/early March.
The membership contribution is dependent upon the applicant's role and position:
Full membership is available to all persons admitted as Solicitors of the Senior Courts of England and Wales (together with such European lawyers who have registered with the Law Society of England and Wales in accordance with the Establishment of Lawyers Directive 98/5/EC)
|Partners and equivalent
|Assistants, Associates and other employed solicitors in private practice
|Members in commerce & industry or in the employment of public, local or similar authorities; in house solicitors
|Solicitor from a firm or local authority that has already paid one of the corporate rates set out below
|Life Membership for Consultants/Retired Members (one off payment)
Corporate and Local Authority Rates
Corporate and Local Authority rates are available as a collective option to members working in larger firms and members working for eligible local authorities. Membership of the Society remains on an individual basis for each solicitor (who must apply in the normal way) and a block rate to cover the individual Calls is calculated as set out below.
|Firms with more than 91 solicitors in our area
|Firms with between 56 and 90 solicitors in our area
|Firms with between 30 and 55 solicitors in our area
|Eligible local authorities – further details on request
Any Trainee Solicitor or foreign lawyer (whether registered or not) employed in the geographical area of the Society is eligible to become an Associate Member. On their admission as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, Associate Members will automatically become full members of the Society.
|Trainee Solicitor employed in the geographical area of the Society
|Foreign Lawyer employed in the geographical area of the Society
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