If you are a member of the Law Society, the fees you pay as an individual, or that your firm pays on your behalf, are the main source of income for the Law Society. The income from these fees determines what the Law Society can plan and undertake for you, the profession, and wider society.
This is the first year in several years that we are seeking an increase in the income we receive from the PC fee after taking a £3million (10%) cut during the pandemic in 2020 which was sustained in 2021 too. Whilst we know an increase is not desirable for members, we believe that the rationale and data we have shared through the consultation will help members understand why an increase is necessary. We want to be able to effectively support, promote and protect the profession and need appropriate resources to achieve that. This is coupled with the efforts we have already been making to become more efficient and driving our commercial income too.
We are encouraging our members to complete a survey to help shape our direction for the next three years. This is a key opportunity to share your views and let us know what you think we should prioritise, and the level of ambition you want us to have.
The survey should take 10 minutes to complete, and all responses are completely anonymous. The survey will close on Friday 27 May 2022.
All those who complete the survey shall be entered into a draw to win a £100 Amazon gift card