How to Apply


When you join Birmingham Law Society, you become part of the largest regional network of legal professionals in the country.

Benefits include:

  • Unrivalled access to a host of career development opportunities, including networking and learning events, discounted training courses and specialist skills updates.
  • Representation by a powerful, collective voice on the issues that are important to you, from proposed changes in government policy to matters of professional regulation.
  • Exclusive member discounts and corporate benefits accessed via the members’ area on the website.

Membership is available on both a corporate and an individual basis

Individual members and contacts in organisations with corporate membership are sent the monthly magazine Bulletin, have access to the members’ area on the website, benefit from discounted rates for events and seminars and are able to join BLS sub-committees and Council.

For individual membership subscriptions, these benefits are for the named contact only and are not transferrable to another contact in the same firm.

Organisations subscribing to a corporate membership have the following additional benefits:

  • All lawyers and contacts in the member organisation can take advantage of the benefits without an additional charge.
  • Member organisations will be listed in our Find a Solicitor or Barrister search engine on the website.
  • Member organisations can submit news and articles for the Bulletin which are then shared on the website/e-newsletter and across social media.
  • Member organisations can sign up to our PR initiative for commenting on topical issues to the media.
  • Member organisations have the opportunity to advertise job vacancies on the Birmingham Law Society website.

All applications will be sent to Council for approval in their monthly meeting. Applicants will be contacted with a confirmation and subscription invoice after approval by Council.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.

To join as an individual or as a firm, please download and fill in one of the application forms below (editable Word documents) and send to:


as of 1 January 2024

Corporate Membership

  • £195 per partner/barrister – capped at a max. of £3,675 (+VAT for barristers only)
  • The rate is based on the number of partners in the firm in the region / barristers in the chambers. Our corporate rate includes all employed lawyers as members of the Society to take full advantage of the benefits of membership. These include solicitors, chartered legal executives, paralegals and trainees.

Individual Membership

  • £100 per individual (+VAT for barristers only)
  • If you are not a member by virtue of our corporate membership offer, the following are eligible at an individual rate: solicitors, barristers, chartered legal executives, in-house lawyers, foreign lawyers and paralegals.

Retired Membership

  • £25 + VAT per individual
  • Suitable for individuals who have retired from working in the legal profession.

Trainee Solicitor and Student Membership

  • £25 per individual
  • Suitable for trainees whose firm is not a member under the corporate rate, and for law students at local universities whose university is not a member.

In-house Team Membership

  • The rate is based on the number of solicitors within the team:
    £250 for teams of 1-10
    £550 for teams of 11-25
    £1,500 for teams of 26 or more

All rates are subsidised by the Society’s trading activities to maintain affordability.

Please note that paralegals, students, trainee solicitors, pupil barristers and foreign lawyers not regulated by an approved regulator are affiliate members and do not have voting rights.

Current membership rates cover up to 31 December 2024. New subscriptions taken after 1 February 2024 will be charged on a pro rata basis for the year.