LI Registered Practice Membership

LI Registered Practices are at the heart of the landscape profession. They are vital in raising the profile of the profession, communicating its importance, and advancing the art and science of landscape practice. By registering your practice, you will assure your clients that they are working with committed professionals who meet a quality benchmark, backed by a trusted professional body.

The LI has over 500 practices across the UK and overseas, all listed in our searchable Registered Practice directory. We highlight the work of our Registered Practices at the annual LI Awards and in our Case Study Directory.

Our Registered Practices are a central part of our network. Have you made use of your listing in the LI Registered Practice directory yet? We also have logos and signboards you can use on your site to put your membership front and centre to reassure clients of the standards you work to. 

We regularly hold Registered Practice breakfasts and provide updates on everything you need to know as a head of practice. We also connect you to partnerships and schemes to put your expert knowledge to work. Most recently, the High Streets Task Force recruited a number of experts from LI Registered Practices to help transform England’s town centres as part of a four-year, £8.6 million project. 

Keeping up to date with professional development and staying ahead with current practice is important for all professionals in the landscape sector.  

You and your employees can get discounts on all LI events and CPD days. Keep an eye on our Vista newsletter for upcoming events.

LI Registered Practices commit to promoting best practice. They encourage their staff to engage in CPD activity, supporting their structured learning and reflection. They help their staff identify their learning needs, plan their development, and complete and log their minimum 25 hours’ CPD per year. 

We offer discounted rates on insurance services, free legal advice and a pension scheme. Registered Practices can receive a free initial consultation and preferential rates through McParland Finn, the LI’s preferred insurance broker. Visit the dedicated LI Insurancewebpage for more details. 

All LI members get exclusive access to bespoke Firestarter courses on ‘Better Business Development’, ‘Practical Business Planning’ and ‘Building a Winning Team’ . 

We connect you directly to the staff your practice needs. The LI jobs board is the number one place that landscape architects go to find work, and Registered Practices get discounts on all listings.Post a job now! 

We also look to all of our registered practices for valuable industry insight. Initiatives such as our Landscape Apprenticeships Trailblazer show how we put this knowledge to use in meeting the sector’s talent needs.

The quarterly Landscape Journal provides in-depth insight into the issues at the forefront of landscape practice, and the innovative solutions the industry is taking to tackle them.

Each practice receives a copy of the LI Journal and has access to a range of policies and documentation. We also offer discounts on JCLI contracts. Our resource base allows you to find out more on our technical guidance, policy statements and general publications.

We’re also working to build a knowledge base with our Case Studies Directory that showcases a diverse range of projects by Registered Practices and entries from our LI Awards

Prerequisites

Charges for a Registered Practice is dependent on the total number of employees in the whole practice/organisation/geographical office registering.

Private Practices and Departments the fee is calculated according the total number of employees, including all admin, clerical and multi-disciplinary staff in the office registering.

Local Authority Departments the fee is calculated according to the total number of employees in the landscape section/department including all admin, clerical and multi-disciplinary staff.

1. There are three sub-categories of registration which the organisation registering must fall within.

A Practice or organisation which is engaged in the landscape profession (design, management, planning, urban design or science) may become registered with the Landscape Institute when one or more Principals of the practice is a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI or FLI). A Principal is a partner or director of the Practice with full legal, managerial and financial responsibility for the landscape work of the practice, a principle may only be assigned to one geographical office. A multi-disciplinary practice which has a Chartered Member of the Institute as an employee without such responsibility is not eligible for registration under this category.

An organisation with a landscape section or department engaged in the landscape profession (design, management, planning, urban design or science) may become registered with the Landscape Institute where the Department Leader is a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI or FLI), a Department leader may only be assigned to one geographical office. A Department Leader must have full managerial and technical responsibility for the landscape work of the Department and the Chief Executive of the organisation must undertake that they will enable the Department Leader to practice in accordance with the Landscape Institute’s Code of Professional Conduct.

A Local Authority with a landscape section or department engaged in the landscape architecture profession (design, management, planning, urban design or science) may become registered with the Landscape Institute where the Department Leader is a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI or FLI) a Department leader may only be assigned to one geographical office. A Department Leader must have full managerial and technical responsibility for the landscape work of the Department and the Chief Executive of the Authority must undertake that they will enable the Department Leader to practice in accordance with the Landscape Institute’s Code of Professional Conduct.

2. Requirement for Professional Indemnity Insurance.
All Practices and Departments registered with the Landscape Institute are required to carry professional indemnity insurance and to produce evidence that PII cover is held. It is for each Practice or Department to determine its own risk and the level of cover necessary. Practices are however advised that with increasing litigation against professionals generally they should be prudent in their assessment of risk and the level of cover necessary. In addition, clients often insist on a certain level of PII cover. In the case of a public authority acting as a consultancy to other authorities, a letter from the Chief Executive stating that they are indemnified shall be produced as evidence.

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Download the form below and send it to the membership team at membership@landscapeinstitute.org

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Important Info

Annual Subscription

Size of Practice (total number of employees) 2021 Annual subscription (excludes VAT)
1 – 2* £230.00
3 – 5 £287.00
6 – 10 £341.00
11 – 20 £570.00
21 + £862.00

 

The membership year runs from 1 January to 31 December, but you can apply at any time with the form above and your fee will be prorated.

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