Christina is the 174th president of the Law Society of England and Wales and the fifth woman to hold this office.
During the presidential year 2018/19, Christina's main priorities are:
Read the full presidential plan and the summary of our global survey on women in the law.
Read Christina's inaugural speech.
A move to ease some of the hurdles restricting access to justice for hundreds of thousands of people is a shift in the right direction.
Law Society president Christina Blacklaws has criticised the decision by ministers to plough ahead with new probate fees via statutory instrument.
The Law Society of England and Wales has warned that a no-deal Brexit could leave Britain unable to extradite criminals back to EU states.
Removing obstacles and supercharging innovation in the legaltech industry will be the focus of a wide-ranging review by the LawTech Delivery Panel.
The Law Society has warned that government proposals to curtail the timeline for appeals by people in immigration detention could lead to injustices.
The Law Society has said that the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal should retain the criminal standard of proof in response to a SDT consultation.
On 5 July 2018, vice-president of the Law Society Christina Blacklaws became the 174th president, taking over from Joe Egan.
The Law Society has backed a new and innovative education resource aimed at those considering a career in law.
Almost £3bn could be stripped from legal sector turnover by 2025 if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal according to new Law Society forecasts.
Law Society says concerns about regulation of the solicitor profession must be taken into account and new rules rejected by the oversight regulator.