Object of the Society:

  • To support and protect the character, status, rights and interest of the members of the society and the profession generally;
  • To promote professional practice amongst its members;
  • To mediate at member’s request if there is a dispute between members;
  • To promote the members profession, and their firms, to the general public;
  • To promote improved legal education; and
  • To do all such other things, including social activities, as are incidental or conductive to the attainment of the above objectives.

Please note also that the Society does not provide legal advice to members of the public - this is the function of member solicitors.

It is a local body representing the interests of members of the Solicitor's profession. The Society is not a local branch of the Law Society of England and Wales (the statutory body reponsible for regulating the Solicitors profession) and thus does not have any formal authority or jurisdiction over local Solicitors or their firms.