The business of managing Liverpool Law Society is dealt with by the committees below, made up of General Committee members, co-opted members and administrative staff.
You must be a director to attend Finance & Policy and Future Planning Committees. If you are interested in joining one of the other committees (Editorial or Education & Charities), you must be a member of Liverpool Law Society. Please email your request to join to committees@
This committee discusses contributions for the monthly magazine Liverpool Law across a wide range of areas such as the impact of recent changes of law, forthcoming events both at the Society and in the region in general, articles from members and regular features such as the Regulatory Column and Movers & Shakers.
Education & Charities Committee
This Committee administers the charitable funds of which Liverpool Society is Trustee. The Committee has been able to make some grants where the circumstances indicate that there is substantial need, through the auspices of the SBA as well as an individual grant. If members of the Society are aware of Solicitors or their dependants who are in real need of assistance then they should notify the President or the SBA who may be able to arrange for assistance to the individual.
The committee also awards academic prizes to undergraduates, graduates and for LPC results and considers and comments on developments in legal education both pre and post-admission.
The prestigious Conkerton Memorial Lectures are organised by this committee as is the ‘Pathways to the Legal Profession’ event which is a law-specific careers conference aimed at 17–year-olds which all schools in Merseyside are invited to attend. The inaugural event in 2015 was a resounding success, over 100 pupils and teachers from 15 schools attended the event held in Liverpool’s Town Hall. The Society is pleased to say the event will be repeated annually in February.
Finance & Policy Committee
This committee considers financial issues faced by the Society and makes recommendation on expenditure to General Committee. It also considers any policy and staff issues, membership issues, operational matters and the training arm of the Society.
Future Planning Committee
As the name suggests, this committee considers long-term initiatives and projects. It is chaired by the Vice President.