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Solicitors welcome new lord chancellor

11 June 2017

Newly announced lord chancellor David Lidington has received a warm welcome from the Law Society of England and Wales today.

"On behalf of the whole solicitor profession across England and Wales we congratulate David Lidington on being appointed Lord Chancellor and secretary of state for justice," said Law Society president Robert Bourns.

David Lidington was elected Conservative MP for Aylesbury in 1992. He is a former Europe minister and was previously the leader of the House of Commons.

"The United Kingdom has a long and distinguished history as a nation governed by the rule of law, and the lord chancellor has a vital duty in upholding this," said Robert Bourns.

"David Lidington takes on this important role at a time which holds both huge opportunities and huge challenges for the 380,000 people working across our legal sector.

"The Law Society has always enjoyed a robust and constructive relationship with previous lord chancellors, and we sincerely hope that we can build the same open and honest relationship with David Lidington.

"We look forward to working together with the new lord chancellor to help our legal profession continue to go from strength to strength."


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