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Law Society has vacancies on its Family Law Committee and Children’s Law Sub-Committee

Children’s Law Sub-Committee requires a member for Wales

The Law Society has vacancies on, amongst others, its Family Law Committee and Children's Law Sub-Committees.

Committee members are involved in using their expertise and experience to advise and assist in the formulation, development and communication of policy issues either in person, at meetings, and/or by post, phone, video-conference or email. They are also individually or collectively likely to consider and advise on policy initiatives and proposals, research papers, briefings and legal developments, consultations and where necessary will assist with the drafting of papers and responses. Therefore applicants should have an active interest in law reform and an understanding of practical issues relevant to the profession.

The Children's Law Sub-Committee is looking to ensure that a member for Wales is appointed to the Committee because there may be divergence of law or policy between England and Wales. A member for Wales can be someone who may be in practice in Wales, live there, work there or otherwise have a relevant interest.

You should be able to attend meetings (usually 6-10 meetings per year depending on the Committee) in London and be available to help respond to consultations when required. Travel expenses and an annual allowance of £606 are paid. The Law Society wishes to encourage applications from all parts of the community irrespective of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation or disability. Applications are particularly welcome from minority ethnic practitioners, who are under-represented on committees. Appointments will be based on merit, following an open and clear selection process.

The closing date for nominations is 15th April.

For details of these and other vacancies, please click here.