The working group reviewing the Law Society’s governance arrangements is to develop more detailed proposals following a Council debate at Chancery Lane yesterday.

The working group’s paper included a range of proposals considering:

·         the creation of a senior board

·         how the board could be chaired and how board members and other governance positions could be appointed; and

·         whether there should be a maximum term for council members.

In a statement, Law Society vice-president Robert Bourns said: ’We had wide-ranging discussions at Council as a further step in the review process. Work will now be done to develop suggestions for change in more detail. The working group is keen to hear from members as we develop proposals.’

The Society has a dedicated e-mail address to which members can submit their views: