The Law Society of England and Wales is the professional association that represents the solicitors' profession in England and Wales. It provides services and support to practising and training solicitors as well as serving as a sounding board for law reform. Members of the Society are often consulted when important issues are being debated in Parliament or by the executive. The society was formed in 1825.
The Hall of the Law Society is at 113 Chancery Lane, London but it also has offices in Redditch, Worcestershire, Leamington Spa and Brussels, Belgium (to deal with European Community law).
The current President of the Law Society is Robert Heslett. The Vice President is Linda Lee, and the Deputy Vice President, John Wotton.
Barristers in England and Wales have a similar professional body, the General Council of the Bar, commonly known as the Bar Council.