Benefits of Membership

The strength and depth of our partnership gives our members a range of benefits including:

  • No need to tender – the procured framework agreement allows members to quickly and easily appoint one of our six partner law firms directly
  • Our discounted hourly rates are fixed for four years – this gives you significant savings and security that there will be no nasty surprises (existing members can find details about hourly rates on our secure site)
  • Quality expert advice – you can rest assured that you have one of the six leading public sector firms in the country
  • No exclusivity – you still have the freedom to use other firms should you need to
  • No subscription fee or other charge for being a member
  • Collaborative working and information sharing opportunities with other local authorities and public bodies

We also offer a range of added value services including:

  • An interactive secure website
  • Free training programme of over 30 courses a year
  • Biennial conference
  • Free legal telephone help lines, including an emergency out of hours service
  • Library and research facilities
  • Free use of partner firms’ meeting facilities

Click here to join us.

Need more information?

Click here to download a pdf of our joining information

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the EMLS Co-ordinator Stuart Leslie on