Our practice notes cover issues for the whole profession such as legal professional privilege, and small issues critical to good practice in specific areas of law. The range of topics is almost an A-Z, from ‘Access and disclosure of an incapacitated person’s will’, to ‘Working with transgender employees’. Each month there are more than 100,000 pages of practice notes viewed on our website, making them some of our most popular support. These pages are open to everyone.

We will continue this free access, but we want to serve website visitors better by understanding more about who uses these pages. From June, while basic information about each note will still be available without signing up, we will be asking visitors to sign up to ‘My Law Society’ in order to see the detail of our practice notes.

This is free, simple and only takes a few minutes. More than 10,000 people have already done so. As well as registering basic contact information, you can choose to give information about your areas of practice, special interests and career. The more you give, the better we can tailor the information we provide. For example, My Law Society creates a home page tailored to you, with the latest information from the Law Society website and the Gazette about your practice interests.

Signing up already enables members who validate that they have a practising certificate by giving their ‘MySRA’ registration to access further benefits. They can add more detail to their ‘Find a Solicitor’ profile and access our latest campaign materials promoting solicitors. Longer-term, we want to add more benefits to registering.

There is a link to My Law Society registration on the practice notes and Law Society home pages. Please take a few minutes to register.

Robert Bourns, President, The Law Society, London WC2