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Profile of registrant

City of London Law Society

Identification number in the register: 24418535037-82
Registration date: 19/01/11 11:22:43

The information on this organisation was last modified on 23/12/14 12:35:20
The date of the last annual update was 23/12/14 12:35:20

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: City of London Law Society
Acronym: CLLS
Legal status: Representative Association
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  David Hobart
Position: Chief Executive

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  David Hobart
Position: Chief Executive

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 4 College Hill 
London EC4R 2RB
Telephone number: (+44) 2073292173
Fax number: (+44) 2073292190
Other contact information: The CLLS does not maintain a permanent office in Brussels. However, representatives from the CLLS maintain working relationships with Commission staff where required, and meet with Commission staff on an as needed basis.

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The City of London Law Society is one of the largest local Law Societies in the United Kingdom. There are 17,000 solicitors practising in the "Square Mile", who account for 15% of the profession in England and Wales. The CLLS represents over 15,000 of these solicitors through individual and corporate membership. The CLLS was originally part of the City of London Solicitors' Company which was founded in 1908, but in 1969 a separate Committee structure was set up to deal with all professional business and since 1986 this has been known as the City of London Law Society.

Following the introduction of Corporate Membership of the Society in 2006, which allowed firms to have individual membership for all of their solicitors practising from their City of London offices, the membership of the CLLS has increased significantly and now includes over two thirds of the solicitors practising in the City of London.

In 2007 the City of London Law Society formally separated from the City of London Solicitors' Company to become a freestanding local Law Society, confirming its position as the professional representative body for solicitors and law firms in the City.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 3
Complementary information: The Chair, Chief Executive and Policy & Committees Coordinator at the City of London Law Society (CLLS) are engaged in liaising with the European Commission on policy matters from time to time. In addition, the members of the CLLS’s various committees are from time to time involved in preparing responses to consultations, and other policy papers, for submission to the European Commission on various issues.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

The CLLS’s representational activities at the EU level focus primarily on issues that affect the regulation of its Member firms (i.e. those firms with offices in the City of London who are members of the organization).

In particular, these include issues affecting the ability of law firms to operate within non-UK European jurisdictions (including in a multi-jurisdictional manner) and the relevant directives impacting on this.

The CLLS's specialist Committees also consider and, where appropriate, draft representations on, a number of areas of EU legal policy as they relate to their specific areas. We currently have specialist Committees in the following areas:

- Associates Forum
- Commercial Law
- Company Law
- Competition Law
- Construction Law
- Corporate Crime & Corruption
- Employment Law
- Energy Law
- Financial Law
- Insolvency Law
- Insurance Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- Land Law
- Litigation
- Planning & Environmental Law
- Professional Rules & Regulation
- Regulatory Law
- Revenue Law
- Training

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Budget
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

International Bar Association (IBA)
International Institute for Law Association Chief Executives (IILACE)
World City Bar Leaders group

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2014 - 12/2014
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:


Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.