The Law Society represents solicitors in England and Wales. From negotiating with and lobbying the profession’s regulators, government and others, to offering training and advice, we’re here to help, protect and promote solicitors across England and Wales.

The Law Society of Scotland is the professional body for Scottish solicitors. We were established in 1949 and are financed by our members without any funding from government. Not only do we regulate and represent all practising solicitors in Scotland but we have an important duty towards the public interest. All practising solicitors are members of the Society and are required to meet our high standards.

The Law Society of Northern Ireland was established in 1922 when a Royal Charter was granted to solicitors in Northern Ireland to permit the setting up of the Incorporated Law Society of Northern Ireland. As laid out in the Royal Charter, the Law Society of Northern Ireland powers and duties are to represent and regulate the solicitors’ profession in Northern Ireland with the aim of protecting the public.

The Claims Standards Council is the trade association representing claims management businesses, and aims to ensure that the claims management sector is fairly and effectively promoted to lawyers, insurers, and the government.

Law Society Gazette is the journal of record for solicitors in England and Wales. It includes all the latest law updates, legal news, and comprehensive management investigations.

Every year our free, independent and confidential advice helps over 2 million people, and our campaigns for better policies benefit even more.

21,500 volunteers make our work possible. Volunteering is rewarding, fun and can involve free training.

Information about Legal processes, courts and the police.

Latest news and comment on Law from the Guardian.

Includes information about degrees and courses, research centers, and contact information.

The Law Commission is the statutory independent body created by the Law Commissions Act 1965 to keep the law under review and to recommend reform where it is needed.

The aim of the Commission is to ensure that the law is:

  • Fair
  • Modern
  • Simple
  • As cost-effective as possible

The official home of UK legislation, revised and as enacted 1267-present. This website is managed by The National Archives on behalf of HM Government.