Manchester Law Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious legal associations in the country, with a history dating back to 1838. We represent and support over 4,100 legal professionals in the Manchester region, including solicitors, barristers, judges, legal executives, paralegals and fee earners.
We are committed to promoting the highest standards of legal practice, education, and ethics in the profession, as well as fostering a strong and vibrant legal community in Manchester.
As a member of Manchester Law Society, you will enjoy a range of benefits, such as:
- Access to our extensive programme of training and professional development events, covering various areas of law and practice, delivered by experts
- Networking opportunities with fellow legal professionals, both locally and nationally, through our social and inter-professional events, such as the Manchester Professionals Dinner Club, the Manchester Legal Awards, Manchester Professionals Networking Club and the Posh Pub Quiz.
- Discounts and preferential rates from our MLS Advantage Group, which is a group of carefully selected partners who offer services and solutions to our members in various sectors, such as IT, telecoms, search, and AML training.
- A voice in the legal profession, as we lobby and campaign on behalf of our members on issues that affect them, such as changes in the law, regulation, and practice. We also have two national Law Society Council Members, who represent the interests of Manchester solicitors at the national level.
- A subscription to our monthly magazine, The Messenger, which features topical editorial and coverage of the local legal scene, as well as news, updates, and events from the Society and its members.
- A sense of belonging to a supportive and friendly community, where you can share ideas, experiences, and challenges with your peers, and learn from the best in the profession.