The Law Society of England & Wales, the professional association that represents the legal profession, has published its own manifesto ahead of the 2017 General Election. 

In the document, published on Friday, the Society lays out its top five priorities which include enforcing the 2015 Modern Slavery Act, continuing civil justice cooperation with the EU, and negotiation of reciprocal rights of practice, audience and legal professional privilege for UK solicitors across the EU's 28 nations. It also focuses on the reinstatement of legal aid for early advice in housing and family law (which was ended by the 2012 Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act). 

The legal profession has made its views known on the election. The question that remains is whether our politicians will take any notice?