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:
As a growing number of free legal advice clinics pop up in GP surgeries and healthcare centres, legal charities and professional bodies behind this year’s National Pro Bono Week are drawing attention to the link between pro bono legal advice and health.
Productivity growth in the legal services sector may double by 2038 due to a growth in automation and the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI), according to new research conducted by the Law Society of England and Wales.
Law Society president Joe Egan wrote to The Times regarding the government’s duty of care to the brave men and women who serve our country.
A speech delivered by Joe Egan at today's swearing in ceremony for the lord chief justice.
Key figures from global business today threw their weight behind the Law Society's video campaign to promote England and Wales as the go-to legal destination.
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.