Expanding participation, improving effectiveness and increasing efficiency

The Law Society has a constitution, which sets out how the organisation should be governed and operated. It covers the process for electing and appointing members to Council, the running of general meetings and the role of our office bearers.

Read a full copy of the current constitution

Any changes to the constitution must be approved by a two-thirds majority of members voting at a general meeting.

The Council created a working party which looked at changes  to the Society’s Constitution in order to improve our overall governance arrangements. The working was stood down at the end of May 2016.

The improvements made to the Constitution and governance arrangements were: