Below are the profiles of our City ambassadors:
In 1979 David Wootton became a partner at Allen & Overy, the international law firm headquartered in London with offices in 30 countries, specialising in corporate transactions and best-practice compliance with law and regulation in corporate governance.
This involves dealing with mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and joint ventures across international markets.
Having a strong interest in the governance of the City of London, Wootton stood for election to Common Council and was elected as member for the Ward of Farringdon Within in 2002. In 2005 he was elected alderman for the Ward of Langbourn. He was deputy chairman of the Finance Committee and a member of the Policy and Resources and the City Lands and Bridge House Estates Committees. In 2009 he was elected sheriff of the City of London. Wootton served as Lord Mayor of London for 2011-12. He was knighted in
the 2013 New Year Honours for services to legal business, charity and the City of London.
He is the Law Society's City ambassador for our international work.
Lord Clement-Jones is the London managing partner of the global law firm DLA Piper. Prior to joining the firm in 1999 he was legal director and company secretary of Kingfisher plc.
Tim was made a life peer in 1998. He was Liberal Democrat spokesman on culture, media and sport in the House of Lords from 2004 to 2010. Tim was chairman of the Liberal Party from 1986 to 1988 and treasurer of the Liberal Democrats from 2005-2010. He is a former member of the House of Lords Communications Select Committee and is currently the Liberal Democrat spokesman on the creative industries.
He is hon president of Ambitious About Autism (formerly known as Treehouse), the autism education charity. He is a member of the Council of University College London and a trustee of the Barbican Centre Trust.