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The Law Society of England and Wales is the professional association that regulates and represents the solicitors profession in England and Wales. One of their main duties is to issue 'Practicing Certificates' to solicitors who are qualified to practice law. They deal with all aspects of qualification, professional conduct and the procedure required to 'strike off' a solicitor (known as having one's name "struck from the Roll"). They also provide services and support to practicing and training solicitors as well as serving as a sounding board for law reform. Often members of the Society are consulted when important issues are being debated in Parliament or by the executive. This article or section should be merged with professional body In countries where the legal system entitles defendants to a jury by their peers, the general public may not be considered sufficiently knowledgeable in a field of practice to act as a peer in some legal cases. ... In the United Kingdom and countries having a similar legal system the legal profession is divided into two kinds of lawyers: the solicitors who contact and advise clients, and barristers who argue cases in court. ... The debating chamber or hemicycle of the European Parliament in Brussels. ...


The Hall of the Law Society is based at number 113, Chancery Lane, London but also have offices in Redditch, Worcestershire, Leamington Spa and Brussels, Belgium (to deal with European Community law). Greater London and the Regions of England. ... Redditch is a town and local government district in Worcestershire, England, just south of the West Midlands urban area. ... Worcestershire (pronounced wuster-shur, wuster-sheer or wuster-shyer; abbreviated Worcs) is a county, located in the West Midlands region of central England. ... The Royal Pump Rooms and Baths Royal Leamington Spa, usually shortened to Leamington Spa or Leamington (pronounced Lemington) is a spa town in central Warwickshire, in England. ... Emblem of the Brussels-Capital Region Flag of The City of Brussels Brussels (Dutch: Brussel, French: Bruxelles, German: Brüssel) is the capital of Belgium and is considered by many to be the de facto capital of the European Union, as two of its three main institutions have their headquarters... The European Union is unique among international organizations in having a complex and highly developed system of internal law which has direct effect within the legal systems of its member states. ...


Barristers in England and Wales have a similar professional body, the General Council of the Bar. British barristers wearing traditional dress. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... For alternate meanings, see Wales (disambiguation) National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Official languages: English and Welsh Capital: Cardiff First Minister: Rhodri Morgan AM Area  - Total:  - % water: Ranked 3rd UK 20,779 km² xx% Population  - Total (2001):  - Density: Ranked 3rd UK 2,903,085 140/km² NUTS...


See also: Law society A Law Society in Commonwealth jurisdictions is an association of lawyers which has a regulatory role which includes the right to supervise the training and qualifications of lawyers. ...


External links

  • Law Society (http://www.lawsociety.org.uk)

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Law society - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (211 words)
A Law Society in Commonwealth jurisdictions is an association of lawyers which has a regulatory role which includes the right to supervise the training and qualifications of lawyers.
Where there is a distinction between barristers and solicitors, solicitors are regulated by the Law Society and barristers by a separate Bar council.
Law societies are often created by legislation and play significant direct roles in the training, licensing and disciplining of lawyers.
Law Society of Northern Ireland home page (222 words)
The Law Society of Northern Ireland is a body set up by Royal Charter and whose powers and duties are to regulate the solicitors' profession in Northern Ireland with the aim of protecting the public.
The Society operates through an elected Council of thirty members, all practising solicitors who serve on a voluntary basis.
The Society employs qualified solicitors and chartered accountants to carry out the administrative role of the Society.
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