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Results of Law Society presidential election unveiled

18 April 2017

Clifford Chance's Simon Davis has won the Law Society of England and Wales 2017 presidential election.

Simon takes office as deputy vice president in July - becoming vice president in 2018 and president in 2019.

As a commercial litigation partner at Clifford Chance, Simon has spent a career spanning more than 30 years helping clients to avoid disputes and to resolve them effectively when they do arise.   

Responding to his election, Simon said: "It is a great privilege to have been elected to represent the profession. 

"I intend to represent the Law Society's broad spread of members as I represent my clients - finding out and resolving the challenges they face, permitting our members in turn to devote their energies to representing the clients who depend on them."

Robert Bourns, president of the Law Society, said: "I congratulate Simon, 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.

About the Law Society

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