Solicitors will have the opportunity to vote on a range of proposals to reform the governing Council of the Law Society of England and Wales.

The proposals include imposing 12-year term limits, changing the constituency system to make the council more representative and reducing geographical council seats from 61 down to 46.

At present, around 20 per cent of council members have already served at least 12 years, which critics say is undemocratic.

If solicitors agree the change, council members who have served more than 12 years will not be able to seek re-election when their current term ends.

The new Law Society president David Greene, who took office this week, said the proposal to reduce the number of geographi...

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