Membership

 

Individual Membership Corporate Membership

You could quite easily get distracted by the breadth and quality of our Legal Education programme.

Or even wax lyrical about the topical editorial and coverage of the local legal scene in our monthly magazine.

You may even love how being a member gives you a say in how our profession is run.

But in these challenging times, members appreciate being part of a supportive community. The chance to network with fellow professionals. To share ideas. Put the world to rights.

And even form partnerships rather than compete.

Join in the conversation and take advantage of the benefits –

  • The Messenger Magazine & weekly e-newsletter
    • Free to members The Messenger is packed with topical articles, details of what is happening with the Society, information on “movers and shakers”, deals, press releases on charity work that member firms have done plus a lifestyle section at the back
    • Members can place items in The Messenger free of charge
    • For past copies of The Messenger visit www.manchesterlawsociety.org.uk/the-messenger-north-west-law
    • Members also receive the Manchester Law Society weekly e-newsletter with news, events, competition and deal of the week
  • Legal Education Programme
    • Members are entitle to a reduced delegate rate
    • Full day and half day in depth conferences on various topics including:
      • Personal Injury
      • Employment Law
      • Management
      • Regulation
      • Commercial
      • Family Law
      • Cyber Security
    • Evening seminars focusing on business and soft skills areas
    • The opportunity to provide speakers for seminars and courses and for chambers and MLS to work together to provide seminars to our members
    • For details on the current programme visit www.manchesterlawsociety.org.uk/events-training
  • Social
    • The Manchester Legal Awards
      • THE social event of the legal calendar, which takes place on the first Thursday in March and attracts some 600 attendees each year
      • For more details on this year’s event visit www.manchesterlegalawards.co.uk
    • The Professionals’ Dinner Club
      • Taking place at different restaurants in and around Manchester the Professionals’ Dinner Club meets once every two months and offers a three course meal with drinks at a great price
      • An extremely popular series of events offers guests an opportunity to informally network on a social platform with a variety of professions
  • Key for the City Membership Reward Card
    • Each member receives a complementary card offering discounts on food, drink, health, beauty, entertainment, attractions and lifestyle across the Manchester area
    • There are exclusive offers for Manchester Law Society Members in addition to the usual fantastic offers included in the card
    • For more information on the offers available visit www.manchesterlawsociety.org.uk/memberrewards
  • Committees and Council
    • Members are offered the opportunity to sit on council if they wish and they are appointed
    • Members may also be co-opted onto any committee which they are interested in attending
    • Committees include:
      • Social & Inter-professional
      • Regulatory Affairs
      • Legal Education
      • Crown & Magistrates
      • Private Client
      • Employment Law
      • COLP & COFA Forum
      • Family Law
      • The Messenger
      • Civil Litigation
      • Family Law
      • Commercial Property Forum
    • The Society have representatives on a number of committees, including every court users committee across all jurisdictions, pro manchester, chamber of commerce & industry, the Law Society and the Joint V (a quarterly  meeting of Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester Law Societies) and the Litigants In Person Committee at the Civil Justice Centre
    • The Society works very closely with every other professional body in the city including the Accountants, Insurers, Surveyors, Architects, STEP etc and have incredible contacts and networks. The Society are very keen to help afford introductions for members not only to each other but also to other professionals within our extensive networks.
  • MLS Advantage 
    • Bringing products and services to members from carefully selected vendors with advantageous terms and benefits for Manchester Law Society members
    • All MLS Advantage firms have worked in the legal sector for a number of years and have been carefully vetted by the Society and had due diligence undertaken
    • MLS Advantage members are:
      • Capitas – Finance
      • Acasta – Legal expenses insurance and litigation funding
      • Matrix 247 – Telecoms, Connectivity, Mobiles
      • ETSOS – Search Aggregator
      • Viewpoint – Audio-Visual Solutions
      • Compli Weightmans  – Regulatory and Compliance Advice
      • Docutech Office Solutions – Leading Document Technology
      • Document Direct – Outsourced Typing and Transcription
      • Xyone Cyber Security – Cyber Security
      • Nasstar – Managed IT, Cloud & Hosted Desktop Services
    • For more information on what our MLS Advantage firms can do for you please visit www.manchesterlawsociety.org.uk/mls-advantage
  • Referrals
    • The Society acts as a sign posting service for members of the public and businesses and make over 1000 referrals to our members each year from these calls.
  • Have your voice heard
    • We respond to consultation papers from the Law Society, the judiciary, the Ministry of Justice, the SRA etc and are involved in a number of initiatives to assist the promotion of the profession regionally and nationally.
  • Links with educational institutions
    • The Society are also linked with the University of Law, BPP, Manchester, Manchester University, Manchester Metropolitan University and Salford University working with these institutions to assist students and the Law Schools with soft skills training, mentoring schemes, the Legal Advice Centres etc
  • International reach
    • We are legally twinned with Lyon and Padua and arrange exchange programmes between young associates/barristers from Manchester

What our Members say:
“One of the most cost effective membership fees I pay – the savings I make from training covers the cost multiple times over!”
Such Amin, Senior Partner, Aequitas Legal

“Manchester Law Society’s social and networking programme provides great opportunities to mix with other professionals across the local business community and have a great time along the way”
Michael Hardacre, Partner, Slater & Gordon Lawyers

Membership rates
Corporate membership starts at £228 for up to 5 members full details of rates are available here.
Individual membership is also available with the details of rates available here.

Queries

To become a member, please contact Hollie Hirst holliehirst@manchesterlawsociety.org.uk

For information on the Legal Education Programme please contact
Victoria Ridge victoriaridge@manchesterlawsociety.org.uk
or Carla Jones carlajones@manchesterlawsociety.org.uk

For further information regarding MLS please contact Fran Eccles-Bech franeccles-bech@manchesterlawsociety.org.uk