Joe Egan

  • Joe Egan

    Bolton-based solicitor, Joe Egan was the 173rd president of the Law Society of England and Wales.

    A past president of the Bolton Law Society and representative for solicitors in Lancashire and Greater Manchester, Joe Egan succeeded president Robert Bourns.

    Joe Egan set five priorities for his year as president of the Law Society, which are:

    1. maintaining continuity within the Law Society and the support it offers to solicitors
    2. promoting the solicitor profession at home and aboard, including the development of a Local Law Society manual
    3. leading our Global Legal Centre campaign - promoting our profession and jurisdiction as the leading centre for legal services
    4. promoting access to justice, and,
    5. advancing social mobility in the solicitor profession.

    Joe's activity during his presidency:

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    President Christina Blacklaws delivers her inaugural speech

    On 5 July 2018, vice-president of the Law Society Christina Blacklaws became the 174th president, taking over from Joe Egan.

    1 October 2018

    Politicisation of judiciary in Poland must stop

    Poland risks its global reputation if it passes a law weakening the independence of its Supreme Court and potentially politicising its judiciary.

    29 June 2018
    Press release

    New Law Society board holds inaugural meeting

    The new board of the Law Society held its inaugural meeting today in a milestone for the organisation's new governance arrangements.

    20 February 2018
    Press release

    Joe Egan's speech at the swearing in of the Lord Chancellor

    Joe Egan welcomed the appointment of David Gauke as Lord Chancellor on 18 January.

    26 January 2018

    Targeted for upholding justice: Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2018

    Lawyers across the world risk harassment, imprisonment and even murder just for doing their jobs, the Law Society said on the Day of the Endangered Lawyer.

    25 January 2018
    Press release

    Joe Egan's speech at Cicero event with Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP

    On 13 December, president of the Law Society Joe Egan welcomed the chair of the Treasury Select Committee the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP to an event co-hosted with Cicero Group at the Common Room.

    8 January 2018

    New solicitor silks appointed

    Five solicitor advocates appointed Queen's Counsel today were singled out for praise by the Law Society of England and Wales.

    21 December 2017
    Press release

    Shared responsibility to end harassment: Law Society leaders' joint statement

    Law Society president Joe Egan, vice president Christina Blacklaws and deputy vice president Simon Davis made a joint statement asserting that everyone has a duty to help end harassment of any kind.

    27 November 2017
    Press release

    Economic forecasts reveal changing face of legal sector

    Productivity growth in the legal services sector may double by 2038 due to a growth in automation and the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI), according to new research conducted by the Law Society of England and Wales.

    2 November 2017
    Press release

    Combat immunity

    Law Society president Joe Egan wrote to The Times regarding the government's duty of care to the brave men and women who serve our country .

    3 October 2017
    Letter to editor
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