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Join the Risk and Compliance Service

Membership of the Law Society Risk and Compliance service is annual. Service members gain access to a wide range of tools and support to help them navigate, meet and demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements and best practice for risk management.

If you wish to renew or join on a firm membership, please call 0207 316 5655 or email

Read the risk and compliance service terms and conditions.

Who should join

Key individuals who will find the Service beneficial include:

  • Compliance officers for legal practice (COLPs)
  • Compliance officers for finance and administration (COFAs)
  • Money Laundering Reporting Officers (MLROs)
  • Risk managers
  • Managing partners
  • Senior partners

Benefits of membership

As a member, your firm will gain access to a full suite of services, including:

  • COLPs and COFAs 'safe harbour' advice service
  • Risk and compliance consultancy services
  • The risk and compliance e-newsletter
  • Legal Compliance Bulletin
  • Law Society publications

Membership options

Join the Risk and Compliance Service at any time throughout the year.

The cost of a 12-month membership is:

Risk and Compliance Individual membership Firm membership (up to five members) Multi-membership (over and above five members, per additional member)




You can join online today or post a completed application form.

Pay by cheque or direct debit

  • New members: If you would like to join the service and pay by cheque, please complete the application form (PDF 460kb) and return it to us with your cheque to the address below. To pay by direct debit, please additionally complete the direct debit form (PDF 58kb). Alternatively, you can pay by credit card online - see box on the right.
  • Existing members: If you would like to renew your membership and pay by direct debit, please complete the application form (PDF 460kb) and return to us at the address below. If you want to pay by cheque, please send it to us at the address below, quoting your membership number. Alternatively, you can renew by credit card online.

For further information on membership, please email us at

Send completed application forms with attached cheques to:

Membership Services Admin
The Law Society
113 Chancery Lane


DX 56 London / Chancery Lane

For more information about services, visit the Communities website here.

Benefits of Membership*

As a Law Society Risk and Compliance Service member, you will receive

  • A monthly Risk and Compliance e-newsletter, dealing with the latest regulatory and compliance issues
  • Access to the Law Society's 'Safe Harbour' initiative, providing guidance to compliance officers on the materiality of a breach
  • Access to four free webinars

As well as:

  • 20 per cent discount on subscriptions to the Legal Compliance Bulletin
  • 20 per cent discount on relevant Law Society publications

* See Service terms and conditions

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