The Law Society’s small firms committee started in 2012 when a small number of randomly selected members joined the Law Society’s small firms advisory group in to ensure the Law Society had some practitioner input into proposed changes. By 2014, solicitors with a wide range of skills, experience and viewpoints had joined and a committee appointed. In January 2015 the new committee, consisting of sole practitioners, smaller firms (two to four partners), locums and service providers working in the sector, met for the first time. Originally chaired by Paul Bennett with Sally Azarmi as Deputy, the founder of Azarmi & Co stepped up as Chair in January 2016.
You can read more about Sally’s exciting plans for 2016 as she sets out her priorities and introduces the small firms division engagement programme in this Q&A.