eCompendium to the Solicitors Acts 1954 to 2015

The eCompendium to the Solicitors Acts 1954 to 2015 is now available to download.

This is a unique innovative resource, which will assist practising solicitors and solicitors’ firms navigate through the legislative environment in which they operate.   

The third edition brings together, for the first time, all of the Solicitors Acts and the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015.

It aims to assist practising solicitors by locating in one single document all legislation governing the profession.  More importantly, legislation which has been amended or substituted is identified in a red cross-reference in the left margin. Each red cross-reference contains a link which will instantly re-direct to the page where the subsequent amending provision can be found. Another feature of the eCompendium is the ability to view legislation which would have been applicable at a different point in time which can be especially helpful. 

The eCompendium is best viewed in Adobe Reader.

How to use the eCompendium

A short instructional video (4 minutes) has been produced which demonstrates how to use this eCompendium and key features.

A Quick Reference Guide is also available to help you navigate the eCompendium.

Print version

For environmental reasons and given the increased functionality of the eCompendium, the Society will not produce a print edition of this work. A print version will not be available to purchase from the Society.


While every care has been taken in the preparation of this eCompendium, the Law Society can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions.