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Join the International Division

The International Division is our exclusive membership service providing law firms, in-house legal teams and legal practitioners with the information and tools you need to help you develop international links and thrive in the global marketplace.

Who can join

Membership is open to firms based in England and Wales and all international law firms. International businesses looking to expand their links in the global legal services market are also encouraged.

Why join?

Membership provides access to exclusive benefits including briefings, training opportunities, networking events, discounts, Doing legal business guides and an entry into our online global directory, as well as speaking and writing opportunities.

What we do

In the past year our members have benefitted from;

30 events for over 1500 delegates held in the UK and overseas. These have provided members with the knowledge needed to become established in developing markets across the globe and are excellent networking opportunities.

Doing legal business - 13 new guides to the legal services markets of Colombia, Mexico, Morocco, South Africa, Mongolia and Kazakhstan. These key guides provide intelligence on practice regulations and business opportunities in specific jurisdictions, so whether it's expanding your international practice, strategic planning, contact building or regulatory guidance, we can help. With many foreign lawyers holding strong interests in developing business opportunities in the UK, we also developed a guide for England and Wales, designed to cultivate this interest, attract investment for our members and promote English and Welsh law.

What you pay and how to join

Membership is free for firms based in England & Wales and regulated by the SRA. Options available:

  • Corporate
  • Individual

For non-SRA regulated entities the fee is £300+ VAT per year. Option available:

  • Corporate

For more information about International and the work we do, visit the International homepage here.

Join the International Division

Benefits of Membership

As a Law Society International Division member, you will receive

  • Market intelligence including our specialist Doing Legal Business guides to key global markets
  • Access to our team of regional policy advisers for guidance on developing your firm's international business
  • Our new interactive online Directory (Corporate membership only), giving you complete control of your own profile
  • Priority booking and discounts for International Division events, speaking and hosting opportunities
  • Priority for inclusion in feature articles on our website
  • Exclusive online content
  • Monthly International Update newsletter