Membership

Membership

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

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)

Applicant Type Fee
Partners and equivalent £85.00
Assistants, Associates and other employed solicitors in private practice £60.00
Members in commerce & industry or in the employment of public, local or similar authorities; in house solicitors £30.00
Consultants/Retired/Unemployed Solicitors £25.00
Life Membership for Consultants/Retired Members (one off payment) £75.00

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Corporate Rates

Corporate rates are available to our members larger firms, as follows:

Firm Size Fee
Firms with more than 91 solicitors £4,950.00
Firms with between 56 and 90 solicitors £3,250.00
Firms with between 30 and 55 solicitors £2,000.00

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Associate Membership

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.

Applicant Type Fee
Trainee Solicitor employed in the geographical area of the Society FREE
Foreign Lawyer employed in the geographical area of the Society FREE

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