The Law Society has put 45 jobs at risk of redundancy as part of an action plan to improve services to members. A total of 47 new roles is also proposed, which is expected to mitigate any job losses.
Chancery Lane recently completed its business plan for 2020/21. In an article for next Monday’s print Gazette, chief executive Paul Tennant stresses that the Society needs to review products and services, and improve communication with solicitors. A new digital community pilot for small firms has recently been introduced and Tennant says the Society will continue to enhance its website, and learning and education services.
He adds: ’Given the economic challenges we all face, we need to modernise our commercial strategy. This can be achieved by bringing on board new commercial partners, modernising the way we advertise on digital channels, offering new courses and making the most of events moving to an online or hybrid model.’
A Society spokesperson said: “For the past three years the Law Society has been on a journey of change and transformation. This has been so we can respond more effectively to what our members tell us about the kinds of support they need.
’We are currently conducting a consultation about how we deliver a number of functions within the Law Society.’