Bolton-based solicitor, Joe Egan is the 173rd president of the Law Society of England and Wales.
A past president of the Bolton Law Society and representative for solicitors in Lancashire and Greater Manchester, Joe Egan succeeds outgoing president Robert Bourns.
Joe Egan has set five priorities for his year as president of the Law Society, which are:
Joe Egan, president of the Law Society, has expressed concern over the controversial scheme.
Speed, ease and efficiency are laudable objectives for the court system in England and Wales, but current proposals for a flexible operating hours pilot raise far more concerns than solutions. When the plan to pilot extended court opening hours was first announced in May, the Law Society warned HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) that the scheme could heap more pressure on an already fragile system.
"This separation of powers ensures that the law can hold every one of us accountable, from the most vulnerable to the most powerful."
Law Society president Joe Egan wrote to The Times regarding the government’s proposal to hike probate fees, which is set to surface again.
A public consultation by the Law Commission is a welcome step towards updating our will-making laws.
On 6 July, vice-president of the Law Society Joe Egan became the 173rd president, taking over former president Robert Bourns. Joe delivered his inaugural speech at the Annual General Meeting, at the Law Society in Chancery Lane.
The Law Society signposts North Kensington Law Centre's role providing free, impartial advice to Grenfell residents.
Bolton-based solicitor Joe Egan was today inaugurated as the 173rd president of the Law Society of England and Wales.