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Law Society announces new external affairs head

13 December 2017

The Law Society of England and Wales has appointed Robert Khan as its new executive director of external affairs.

The role puts Robert at the head of a 140-strong directorate incorporating public affairs, legal and regulatory policy, communications, international and relationship management.

“I’m delighted to be appointed to this post which has been created to ensure the Law Society’s work co-ordinates even more effectively across these disciplines,” he said.

“At the heart of all our work is the solicitor profession and the shared belief in access to justice for all citizens.

“But I’m also deeply conscious of the fact that Britain is going through a period of great change and the capacity of the Law Society to convene expertise as the Brexit negotiations proceed will help support their success.

“English and Welsh law is a valued product – its practitioners are admired the world over – and we have to ensure this £25.7bn sector is strengthened not weakened in the coming years.”

Robert comes from a background of public affairs and policy and has worked in various roles for the Law Society since 2009. He was previously the society’s director of public affairs and its head of law reform.

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