President

  • Simon sets out his priorities for the year

    Simon Davis, 175th presidentSimon is the 175th president of the Law Society of England and Wales and a senior litigator at the London office of Clifford Chance.

    Simon succeeded president Christina Blacklaws.

    During the presidential year 2019/20, Simon's main priorities are:

    1. Promoting the role of solicitors in upholding the rule of law
    2. Sustaining an open profession and jurisdiction
    3. Building a top-class profession in which all solicitors, whether they work in a firm or in-house, offer the best services to their client

    Read the full presidential plan

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    Simon Davis' speech for Barclays Eagle launch

    On 19 June 2018, Simon Davis delivered a speech on the Law Tech Eagle Labs Initiative to mark the launch of the Law Society and Barclays partnership.

    21 June 2018
    Speech

    Do ethics protect solicitors from risks of deregulation?

    James Woolf and Michael Lonergan, regulatory policy advisers, outline a free upcoming breakfast event on 16 April that will provide food for thought for all firms small and large.

    5 April 2018
    Feature

    Q&A with Ed Crosse, commercial disputes partner at Simmons & Simmons

    Ed Crosse shares what motivated him to become a Council member for the City and what the highlights have been so far.

    20 June 2019
    Feature

    The rule of law and the environment

    On Tuesday 11 June, we hosted a breakfast seminar on the future of UK environmental law. Listen to our expert panel discuss the key issues.

    13 June 2019
    Audio

    Global Britain and the law reception opening remarks

    Simon Davis delivered his opening remarks at the Global Britain and the law parliamentary reception on 26 November 2018.

    29 November 2018
    Speech

    Insights from our engagement with members

    By listening to the challenges voiced by the members of the profession, the Law Society can respond with high-quality and relevant support. Addressed here are the concerns surrounding Criminal Legal Aid, the SQE, and diversity and inclusion.

    9 May 2018
    News

    Inspirational women solicitors in the City

    To celebrate the centenary of the first woman solicitor, president Christina Blacklaws and others share their thoughts on the Women in Leadership in Law project.

    9 January 2019
    Feature

    Law Society at Conservative Party Conference

    Law Society representatives attended the Conservative Party Conference and highlighted a number of priorities.

    4 October 2018
    News

    The Law Society at Labour and Liberal Democrat conferences

    The Law Society attended the 2018 Labour and Liberal Democrat party conferences to discuss our priorities with key stakeholders.

    27 September 2018
    News

    The Law Society in the regions: April 2019

    This month, our relationship management team has been engaging with members and local law societies around the country.

    3 April 2019
    News
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