From the President
Fellow solicitors and friends,
Yesterday, I became president of the Law Society. It is both an honour and a privilege to have the opportunity to represent our profession for the next twelve months.
It will, of course, be more than a little daunting too. Lucy Scott-Moncrieff has been an outstanding representative for solicitors during the past year, representing the best of our profession with her creativity, innovation and determination.
I am acutely aware that the responsibility now falls upon me to represent all solicitors – whatever challenges and opportunities they face.
Throughout my year in office I will dedicate myself to serving all members of the Law Society, as well as strengthening and building upon the value we provide to members and our wider communities.
Change is endemic and we are all subject to it, whether we work for an international City firm, a smaller high street firm, a specialist practice, an alternative business structure or in-house.
As president I will continue to concentrate my efforts on promoting the importance of solicitors and helping the Law Society to support its members as they adapt to future changes.
I will use every opportunity I have to raise awareness of the contribution solicitors make to their clients and to our wider society and the economy.
I will publicise the diversity of solicitors and emphasise the integrity and values they uphold, because I believe in the power of solicitors to foster, preserve and administer the law: not just to make money, but also to solve problems and change people’s lives.
We work in the real world. We are intelligent and hard-working, and we all know about long hours.
We are also members of our communities and accept the task of being their legal conscience and keeping our society lawful.
I am very much looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible as I travel around England and Wales. If you want to contact me, please feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
President of the Law Society of England and Wales