The Law Society is pleased to announce appointments to its Small Firms Committee. The committee is dedicated to meeting the needs of all smaller legal businesses, including sole practitioners

The committee is made up of 14 professionals, either sole practitioners, or those working in small firms or providing services to small firms. The members bring a wealth of experience and a varied mix of viewpoints. The full list can be viewed here.

Established at the end of 2012, the Small Firms Division is developing as a hub for all Law Society information and services relevant to small firms and sole practitioners. The division offers a shared community and activities allowing members to take advantage of expertise in marketing, business development, tax and accountancy as well as news, campaigns and changes in regulation affecting small firms and sole practitioners.

Small firms can benefit from information on career development for staff, recruitment and retention, as well as general business advice. Sole practitioners will find this community useful in making the most of business and marketing tools to maximise efficiency.

Paul Bennett, chair of the Small Firms Committee said: “Smaller law firms are the backbone of the profession. We will champion the interests of the community and help the Law Society’s Small Firms Division provide relevant, effective and timely support for solicitors working in the sector.

“Our remit is to act as a voice from within. We want to impact on the Small Firms Division to improve on engaging its 8,537 member firms by delivering inspiring events and informative content. Working together, we hope to achieve far more for smaller firms than many practitioners expect.”

Find out more about our committee