ABOUT D&DLS  

 
The main role of the society is to support the profession locally.  
 
The Society offers training, social events and represents members’ interests. 
 
The Society is able to help members of the public 
 
Finding a local solicitor with a particular specialism. 
Tracing a solicitor or firm where there has been a change of name, merger or closure. 
 
The Society itself does not offer legal advice 
 
The Society offers its members the following services 
 
A range of CPD courses covering all aspects of practice. 
The arrangement of meetings and presentations on matters of interest to the profession, 
Opportunities to meet with other solicitors within the area via our social events including the Annual Dinner. 
Liaison with and representation to the Law Society on professional matters. 
The publication of a regular Bulletin containing news and articles of special interest to local practitioners. Click HERE to view 
Membership of Sub-Committees representing different areas of law which concentrate on issues for that area and have regular meetings. 
 

 Our aims  

Promote understanding of the work and function of the profession and promoting Derby and the surrounding area as a centre of legal excellence 
Increase membership and involvement of our members 
Promote standards; assist in the regulation of the profession and to protect the character, status, rights and interests of the members of the Society, and the profession generally. 
Give a voice to our members through lobbying government locally, regionally and nationally and to the Law Society. 
To promote and provide improved legal education. 
To provide social and business networking opportunities within and amongst the local profession and business community 
Communicate effectively with the local profession items of interest 
By our relationship with the local universities to encourage and support the study of law and to promote interaction and an exchange of opportunities 
 

 Our Society  

The Society is managed by a Committee and is divided up into various sub-committees representing different areas of the Law. The committees meet regularly throughout the year and are elected annually at the AGM in May. The Committee is assisted by an Administrator, Julia Saunders admin@derbylaw.net 
 

 Our History  

The Derby Law Society came into being in early 1886 and amongst its first Committee members some of the “old” names in Derby Legal history including Messrs Busby (the first President), Attwood (first Secretary), Briggs, Powell, Jackson and Moody. There were 35 members of the Society at this point and they were committed to starting a Law Library. Over the years, the Society has grown in size and influence and the Derby Law Society, already incorporating Burton on Trent, in January 2001 became the Derby and District Law Society by incorporating Chesterfield. The Society represents lawyers across the whole of Derbyshire and East Staffordshire. 
 
Derby & District Law Society,  
14 Risborrow Close, Etwall, Derby, DE65 6HY 
Email:  
admin@derbylaw.net 
Gold Patrons of the Society 
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