Get Involved

Your local legal society needs you!

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Our President for 2022-2023 Madeleine Beresford (pictured here), the Officers and Committee Members of Surrey Law Society (SLS) would be delighted to welcome you to the SLS Management Board or Committee. The Board meets approximately four times per year, alternating between Kingston and Guildford, plus the AGM in November.

The main role of the Board Members is to oversee the strategic and practical management of the Society. The Officers and Members of the Board work together with the CEO, Helen Opie, to deliver a programme of CPD and Social Events throughout the year. The Board is  responsible for responding to consultations and for lobbying on behalf of the wider Surrey membership. We provide support for members experiencing problems, help them with job searches and assist with complaints. 

There are a number of Sub Committees that report to the Board including: Conveyancing & Land Law, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, Finance, Private Client, Quo Vadis Strategy Group and Social. You do not have to be a full Board member to serve on a Sub Committee. In addition to these Sub Committees we are also delighted to welcome our two Law Society (TLS) Council Members to our meetings so that there is an effective conduit between SLS and TLS.

How to Apply
If you would like to apply to join the SLS Board and/or one of our Sub Committees we would be delighted to receive your application. Please download an Application Form here.

To find out how you can get involved and how you might contribute to the work of the Society, we invite you to come along as an observer to 2 meetings before making any decisions. The Application Form covers most of the basics but if you would like to find out more about the work of the Committee or the Society please do not hesitate to contact CEO Helen Opie at or by telephoning:

Office: 0333 577 3830
Mobile: 07597 582400