Dorset Law Society MembershipAny solicitor residing or practising within the county of Dorset, Legal Executive or any trainee solicitor with a training contract within the county of Dorset, may apply to become a member of the Dorset Law Society.

Applications for membership are warmly welcomed. Please email for further details.


Historically the Society, like most other law societies, has charged a subscription for each member, which was £35.00 for a solicitor in 2017/18. The Committee has decided to offer reduced and discounted rates to encourage firms to sign up all those that are eligible.

Amount of members Cost
Individual members £25.00 per member
More than 5 members but less than 10 members £21.00 per member
More than 10 members but less than 20 members £18.00 per member
More than 20 members but less than 50 members £16.00 per member
More than 50 members £700 in total

Member firms are encouraged to nominate a member to sit on the Committee.  The Committee holds bi-monthly meetings, hosted by different member firms. This ensures that meetings are accessible to all Committee members. Please let us know if you have a conference room and would host a meeting.

As a member of the Society you will receive updates from national Council meetings, proposed changes to statute, etc. Such topics could change the landscape of solicitors’ firms and it is imperative that you have your say. The Society will respond accordingly to and put pressure on the national Law Society to advance our interests for the best of the legal profession.

How do I apply to be a member?

Please would you complete a member application form and send a cheque to The Law Society Secretary, Martin Varley, Humphries Kirk LLP, 3 Acorn Business Park, Poole, Dorset, BH12 4NZ , made payable to The Dorset Law Society. If you require the Society’s bank details, then please telephone 01202 725400 and ask for Martin Varley.


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