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Greene wins Law Society presidential election

2 May 2018

Edwin Coe senior partner David Greene has won the Law Society of England and Wales 2018 presidential election, it was announced today.

David takes office as deputy vice president in July - becoming vice president in 2019 and president in 2020. He specialises in commercial litigation and heads up his firm’s litigation and dispute resolution group.

Additionally, he holds the Law Society Council seat for international practice, chairs the Policy and Regulatory Affairs Committee and the International Committee. David also represents the Law Society on issues arising from Brexit.

In 2017 he received the Solicitors’ Journal Rule of Law Award and was also the Law Society’s Personality of the Year for his work in relation to the Article 50 litigation.

David said: “It’s a great honour to be elected to this position – I look forward to working with the other office holders as well as the staff. I am proud of our profession and the part it plays both in daily life for citizens and business, and internationally.

“I want to ensure it maintains its prominence and continues to campaign for access to justice and the rule of law.”

Joe Egan, president of the Law Society, said: "I want to extend hearty congratulations to David who emerged as the winner from an extremely strong field of candidates. I wish him all the very best for his three years as an office holder."

Notes to editors

The Law Society has three elected office holders: the president, vice president and deputy vice president. They each hold office for one year. Each year the Council elects the deputy vice president; the previous year's deputy vice president becomes the vice president and the vice president becomes president. The handover takes place at the annual general meeting in July.

The office holders are the Law Society's main ambassadors and represent the organisation at home and abroad. The office of president is a full-time appointment and the president is chair of the Council.

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