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City of London Law Society

Identification number in the register: 24418535037-82
Registration date: 19/01/2011 11:22:43

The information on this entity was last modified on: 06/02/2015 12:44:04
The date of the last annual update was: 06/02/2015 12:44:04
Next update due latest on: 06/02/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

City of London Law Society

CLLS

Representative Association

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Trade and business associations

    Contact details

College Hill, 4
London EC4R 2RB
UNITED KINGDOM

(+44) 2073292173

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  David Hobart

Chief Executive

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  David Hobart

Chief Executive

    Goals / remit

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.

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    Specific activities covered by the Register

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


 

No

No

No

No

No

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

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 1   75%: 1   25%: 1

3

2

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

    Fields of interest

  • 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

    Membership and affiliation

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

    Financial data

01/2014  -  12/2014

50,000 € - 99,999 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

Nil.

    Code of conduct

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