Brett Dixon elected as new Law Society deputy vice president

The Law Society Council has elected Brett Dixon as the new deputy vice president. Brett will take office in October 2024, will become vice president in 2025 and president of the Law Society in 2026.

Nick Emmerson, president of the Law Society of England and Wales said: “I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the newly elected deputy vice president.  Brett emerged from a strong pool of candidates and his election is a testament to his dedication, expertise and commitment to the legal profession.

“I’m confident that Brett’s tenure will inspire, drive progress and help the Law Society navigate the future successfully for our members, the legal community and society. I wish Brett all the best.”

Brett Dixon, incoming deputy vice president of the Law Society said: “I’m delighted to be elected deputy vice president. As we enter the Law Society's bicentennial year, it is a time for celebration and a pivotal moment to plan for the future.

“As the new deputy vice president, I will chart a course through digital change to ensure that the legal profession remains innovative and adaptable in the face of evolving technologies as well as promote a diverse and inclusive profession.

“I will work with colleagues and the whole organisation to ensure the Law Society remains at the forefront of access to justice and the rule of law.”

About Brett Dixon

Brett was admitted as a Solicitor in 1999, holds Higher Rights of Audience in civil matters and is an accredited mediator.

He started his career in general practice in Manchester and has worked for firms in the Northwest. He is currently a Consultant Solicitor with London-based law firm Scott Moncrieff & Co specialising in strategic litigation.

Brett also runs a successful business delivering training and consultancy to law firms throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

He is currently a Council Member of the Law Society since 2019 and a Policy and Regulatory Affairs Committee member. He is a past chair and current member of the Civil Justice Committee.

He recently served six years as a member of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee, where he implemented a policy to assist vulnerable people in the civil court system. He is now the sole expert legal member of the Online Procedure Rule Committee, guiding the digital transformation of the civil, family and tribunal systems in England and Wales.

He is a past president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, current secretary of the organisation and Senior Fellow recognising his considerable knowledge and service to the law in this area.

His published works include the "Accidents at Work Guide" and is the case digest editor of the Journal of Personal Injury Law. Additionally, Brett is an industry expert on the Lexis Nexis Advisory Board and a strategic content consultant for the Green Book.

Notes to editors

  • The Law Society of England and Wales has three elected office holders: the president, vice president and deputy vice president. They each hold office for one year. At the annual general meeting in October, the previous year's deputy vice president becomes the vice president and the vice president becomes president.
  • Photo of Brett Dixon available on request.

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