Christina is the 174th president of the Law Society of England and Wales and the fifth woman to hold this office.
During the presidential year 2018/19, Christina's main priorities are:
Read the full presidential plan and the summary of our global survey on women in the law.
Read Christina's inaugural speech.
Theresa May's white paper on Brexit was today given a cautious welcome by the Law Society of England and Wales.
As Christina Blacklaws takes the reins as new Law Society president, one of her presidential themes is women in leadership in law. How can lawyers and local law societies in the regions help?
Christina Blacklaws has taken office as the 174th president of the Law Society of England and Wales today in a ceremony at Chancery Lane, London.
On 5 July 2018, vice-president of the Law Society Christina Blacklaws became the 174th president, taking over from Joe Egan.
LSA members have shown an impressive 56 per cent reduction in their combined carbon footprint and a 39 per cent reduction in average per capita emissions.
On 14 June 2018 Christina Blacklaws delivered a speech on 'the use of algorithms in the justice system in England and Wales', launching the Public Policy Commission at London Technology Week 2018.
The growing use of algorithms in the justice system raises many questions with few easy answers, the Law Society of England and Wales said as it launches a public policy commission to explore the impact of technology and data on human rights and justice.
Last year the High Court ruled that Mishcon de Reya should bear the £1m losses of a client who was the victim of identity fraud while buying a property in London. The firm appealed and the Law Society intervened because of the importance of the case.
News a key legal regulator has given the go-ahead for an unregulated business to start employing solicitors to advise its clients was met with alarm by the Law Society of England and Wales which said rules were being relaxed without proper scrutiny.
Solicitors, barristers, and Chartered Legal Executives are joining together to mark Pride events in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Cardiff, and at the flagship march in London in July led by the heads of the professions.