The Law Society to modernise

The Law Society, which represents much of the UK’s legal profession, is to update itself to fit in better with the modern world.

A spokesman for the society confirms a change in corporate identity may be included as part of the modernisation process.

“It’s not just a cosmetic makeover. We’re not going for a corporate image without changing behind the scenes,” he says. The Law Society’s current identity is based on a coat of arms created in the 1840s.

Changes under consideration concern reviewing the society’s structure to move away from its position as “an old-fashioned organisation with loads of committees”, says the spokesman.

No design groups have yet been approached for the project, but three unnamed public relations groups are pitching for an account with the society.

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