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Legal organisations and professional bodies

Key organisations, associations and professional bodies for the legal services sector.


Solicitors Group
The special interest group provides practical support to chartered accountants within the sector. It offers news updates and technical guidance, as well as conferences and seminars.

United Kingdom

Lawyers in Local Government
Lawyers in Local Government (LLG) was formed in April 2013 by the merger of the Association of Council Secretaries and Solicitors (ACSeS) and Solicitors in Local Government (SLG). Membership is open to local government legal or governance officers working within a local authority

Women Lawyers Division
Community for women in law. Part of the Law Society.

Commerce and Industry Group
Special interest group of the Law Society that represents lawyers and others working in a legal capacity in business.

HM Courts and Tribunals Service
Executive agency of the Department of Justice that provides administrative support to a number of courts and tribunals. Information provided includes cases, judgments, practice directions, daily lists and notices.

Criminal Cases Review Commission
The official body that investigates suspected miscarriages of justice in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

General Council of the Bar
The Bar Council website offers a wealth of information about its role, the profession and the code of conduct of the bar. Features include a searchable Bar directory.

Industrial Law Society
Organisation for practitioners and professionals of all kinds involved in employment law and industrial relations.

The Law Society
Comprehensive website offering statistics, reports and guidance.

Law Society of Northern Ireland
The site gives information on regulations and standards, an archive of publications and a directory of solicitors.

Law Society of Scotland
The governing body for solicitors in Scotland.

Local Government Group
Organisation representing solicitors employed by local authorities in England and Wales.

National charity that aims to increase the delivery of free legal advice to individuals and communities in need.

Solicitors' Sole Practitioners Group
Group recognised by the Law Society representing sole practitioners.

Other regions

American Bar Association (ABA)
Voluntary professional body representing the profession at a national level. Resources on its website include the ABA Journal and other public resources.

Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
Voluntary body supporting members of the legal profession. The website offers articles and other resources by topic.

Law Council of Australia
Body representing legal practitioners. The website offers a number of newsletters, fact sheets and information on the profession in Australia and for foreign lawyers.

Law Society of Hong Kong
Professional body representing solicitors in the region. Resources include a searchable law list directory of members and firms.

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