• Christina sets out her priorities for the year

    Christina Blacklaws

    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:

    1. Diversity and inclusion - focusing on social mobility and women in leadership in the law
    2. The future of the profession - including legal technology and leading the LawTech Policy Commission
    3. Promoting access to justice for all
    4. Mental health and wellbeing in the legal profession.

    Read the full presidential plan and the summary of our global survey on women in the law.

    Read Christina's inaugural speech.

    See the latest press releases, news and activity from Christina:

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    Court of protection highlights human cost of cuts

    The state must protect vulnerable people from being deprived of their liberty without proper legal safeguards, the Law Society of England and Wales said following a stinging ruling in the Court of Protection.

    25 January 2018
    Press release

    Patients detained under Mental Health Act need stronger safeguards

    People detained for mental health problems need legislation that protects them better, the Law Society of England and Wales said in its evidence to the independent review of the Mental Health Act 1983 (the Act).

    22 January 2018
    Press release

    Boost for justice for victims of domestic violence after legal aid rule change

    The number of domestic abuse victims able to access free legal advice is set to increase after the government relented on excessively strict evidence rules introduced in 2013.

    8 January 2018
    Press release

    UK-EU breakthrough - now the hard work really begins

    News the starting pistol can now be fired on the process to forge a new relationship with the EU was today welcomed by the Law Society of England and Wales.

    8 December 2017
    Press release

    Victims of catastrophic injury risk being under-compensated

    A warning from MPs that the government must learn more about how people invest vital compensation from catastrophic injury before they change how pay outs are calculated has been strongly endorsed by the Law Society.

    1 December 2017
    Press release
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