New telephony service – Advanced Notice for Dorset Courts, Bournemouth & Weymouth

Obituary – Patrick Butler

Be part of the Law Society Consultation on 2024/25 Practising Certificate Fee

The Society

The Society was established in 1835 and is the professional body representing solicitors, trainee solicitors, chartered legal executives and all lawyers working for law firms in Dorset. We offer services and support for our members by providing a platform for firms to discuss common issues, promoting and marketing legal services, monitoring and reporting on developments in the law and the profession, and uniting members to help steer changes for members’ benefit.

The Society is a democratic organisation. The President, office-holders and committee are elected at the AGM each year. Dorset Law Society is an active member of the Southern Area Association of Law Societies and is represented on the National Law Society Council through its elected Council member.

The Dorset Law Society’s objectives are:

  • to represent the interests of the solicitor’s profession and those of our members practising within the county of Dorset;
  • to promote the highest ethical and professional standards amongst our members and within the legal profession;
  • to support our members’ continuing professional education; and
  • to participate in law reform consultation exercises to further the public interest.

Contact us via email: