The Law Society of England and Wales is inviting applications from practitioners to join its Wills and Equity Committee as it seeks to recruit five non-Council members* before this Sunday’s deadline. Here’s all you need to know.
The Wills and Equity Committee is a policy advisory committee that helps guide the Law Society’s work on policy issues affecting the profession, access to justice, and the rule of law.
The Law Society offers the following reasons as to why a practitioner would want to join a committee:
- The Law Society is run by and for solicitors.
- Our members are part of a community of like-minded and engaged professionals working together to grow as solicitors and develop their practice.
- Whatever your specialism, interests, or characteristics, you can get involved.
- Stay connected and learn from your peers and leading experts by applying to join one or more of our committees.
- Joining one of our committees is also just one of the ways you can influence the work and priorities of your professional body.
- It is an opportunity to make sure your views, and those of your peers, are reflected in the work we do for the profession.
- As volunteers, our committee members are reimbursed for reasonable expenses in line with Law Society policy.
Ian Bond, Partner, Irwin Mitchell and a member of the committee for over 10 years, said:
“It is an excellent and rewarding thing to do – it is not just solicitors on the committee; we have academics, barristers, charity legacy officers, and look for a range of contributors that can enhance the understanding of the Law Society when it comes to contributing to the policy debate on all matters private client.”
How to apply
To apply, read the Law Society’s terms of reference and role descriptions (PDF 332 KB).
Email email@example.com, attaching:
Applications are open from 31st March to 30th April (this Sunday).
Interview for policy advisory committees will be held from 15th to 29th May.
*Non-Council Member vacancies are seats that are open to all members of the profession.