Law Society Crest

Records show that the Harrogate & District Law Society has been in existence since 1918. Nearly 100 years later we are still going strong and have over 100 members. For more information on membership and what benefits you could enjoy, visit the section for membership.

The Society’s chain of office depicts the Roman goddess of Justice. Lady Justice is seen with a set of scales in her right hand upon which she measures the strength of a case’s support and opposition. She is also carrying a double edged sword in her left hand, symbolising the power of reason and justice.

The blindfold worn represents objectivity in that justice should be dispensed objectively regardless of identity, money and power. Surrounding the Lady of Justice are the three coats of arms of Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon.


The society has, over many years organised training events, sometimes with other professions, for members. For more information about training and seminars, visit our section for training.