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Manchester Law Society

Manchester, a flourishing commercial, cultural and sporting centre, is supported by an innovative and lively Law Society.

Manchester Law Society

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As the most active and dynamic local law society in the country, the Manchester Law Society stands at the forefront of excellence. With our roots dating back to 1838, when a group of visionary solicitors convened at the Albion Hotel in Manchester, we have evolved into a thriving community of legal professionals.

Why Choose Manchester Law Society?

When you join us, you gain access to an array of exclusive benefits and services:

  • A Flourishing Hub: Nestled in the heart of Manchester, our society thrives in a city that boasts a rich blend of commerce, culture, and sports. As the largest legal centre outside London, Manchester provides an ideal backdrop for legal practitioners seeking growth and opportunity.
  • Networking and Referrals: Connect with fellow professionals, exchange ideas, and build valuable relationships.
  • Professional Development: Our comprehensive program includes training sessions, conferences, and seminars to enhance your skills professionally and personally.
  • Stay Informed: Receive our monthly magazine, “The Messenger,” and stay up-to-date with local legal news and topical issues through our weekly e-newsletter.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: Explore our brand-new app designed to enable lawyers from across the region to come together in an easily accessible and secure digital space and share experiences, knowledge and opportunities.
  • Engaging Social Calendar: Beyond the firm and the courtroom, we celebrate camaraderie and community. Attend events like the Manchester Professionals Networking Club, the prestigious Manchester Legal Awards, and the intellectually stimulating Posh Pub Quiz!
  • MLS Advantage: Benefit from our carefully curated network of partners who offer preferential rates and specialised services across various sectors.
  • Influence and Representation: Be part of shaping our profession. Engage in discussions through our Council and Committees and contribute to national legal discourse through our representation at the Law Society.
  • Distinguished Legacy: Our esteemed members include judges, trailblazers, and visionaries. Notably, The Hon. Mr. Justice Sachs, the first solicitor appointed to the High Court Bench and Rodger Pannone who was national Law Society President.
  • Open Doors: We welcome solicitors, barristers, and fee earners from private practice, in-house, and the public sector. Our strong affiliations extend to the Manchester Trainee Solicitors Group, Manchester Young Solicitors Association, and the Black Solicitors Network North.

Join Us Today!

Visit our website for more information or reach out to our Chief Executive, Fran Eccles-Bech:

0161 667 8086 or

Discover a vibrant legal community that empowers your professional journey.

Manchester Law Society awaits you!