Join the Private Client Section

Who can join

Membership is open to solicitors and trainee solicitors. Associate membership is available to fellows of CILEx.

Why join?

Join the Private Client Section for knowhow and practical support to help you be good at what you do.

Membership of the Law Society’s Private Client Section will help you with your work in wills, probate, estate and tax planning, trusts and mental capacity to be good at what you do, SRA compliant and progress your careers.

Membership provides a tailored package of SRA continuing competency support through guidance on legal and market developments, enhancing soft-skills, expert commentary and peer networking.

To design the programme of member support, the Section receives recommendations from the Private Client Section Advisory committee and the wider membership including feedback from surveys, on line discussions groups and events, etc.

Our emphasis is to give our members guidance from experts in their fields who have day-to-day experience of dealing with the issues covered and can provide you with practical experience to assist with your unique challenges.

Not only does your annual membership fee include exclusive online content, magazines, e-newsletters, face-to-face networking events and topical webinars, discounts on related events and publications, you can also access archived online content and recorded webinars, making your membership go even further.

What you pay and how to join

The below table shows the Private Client Section membership prices – pricing is per person.

Section Discount for trainees (0-2 years’ PQE) or not-for-profits, e.g. charities or government depts.  Standard Group discount Corporate 
Any 1 to 4 5 to 10 11+
Private Client £159pp  £199pp £175pp POA

To join an individual person at the standard price of £199, click on the ‘Join Now Online’ link or download the membership form. Group discounts relate to five or more colleagues joining at the same time.

To access any of the discounted memberships or for any general membership queries, email us at or call 0207 320 5804.

Benefits of Membership*

The Private Client Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The current Private Client Section Engagement Programme has been created in consultation with the Section Advisory Committee and will focus on key issues including:

  • NRB Changes
  • LPA Changes
  • Digital Assets
  • Cross Border Tax
  • IPFDA Cases
  • Care Act
  • Elderly Client
  • HMRC Disputes
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Trusts
  • Estate Administration
  • Capital Gains Tax

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: Workshops, Seminars, Conferences, Webinars, Website, E-newsletters, Magazine, and a LinkedIn Group.

*See Section terms and conditions

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