The President of Liverpool Law Society, Julie O’Hare, explains:
“At the Society’s General Meeting on 14 January 2020, a vote was taken on the proposed Special Resolution to adopt new Articles of Association which would extend the eligibility for full membership from what it is currently (solicitors practising in the Society’s core area) to include:
- trainee solicitors,
- Registered foreign or European lawyer who is regulated by an Approved Regulator,
- any person holding a Judicial appointment or teaching law,
- Patent attorneys,
- Licensed conveyancers,
- Notaries public,
- Trade mark attorneys,
- Pupil barristers, and
- any person who is in a senior position at an organisation providing legal services which is subject to supervision by an Approved Regulator (according to the Legal Services Act 2007).
Cost Lawyers ought to be eligible for Full Membership if you are a practising Solicitor or fall under one of the categories outlined above.
I am pleased to say that the Special Resolution was passed with a majority of 86.2% of the vote. The General Committee believe these are important changes which show that the Society is representing a broad constituency and will effectively become the representative for ‘the law’ in its region, representing all lawyers and not just solicitors.
In the coming months I am hoping to sit down with some of you and see what you envisage for the future of Liverpool Law Society and how we can work together going forwards. Of course, I am always open to ideas and suggestions so please do get in touch at any time if you would like to discuss matters in more detail contacting me here at firstname.lastname@example.org .
In the meantime, I would like to express my thanks for the continued support of your firms, chambers and in-house departments and I very much look forward to an exciting year ahead.“