Council constituencies and current members

Council has 100 seats, with 61 members representing 42 geographical constituencies and up to 39 members representing special interest groups and areas of practice.

We encourage you to contact your Council members with any issues you would like raised at Council meetings.

Geographical constituency seats

Our geographical constituencies are:

Special interest seats

A number of our special interest seats, often referred to as the non-geographical seats, represent particular organisations of solicitors. If the executive of the organisation chooses, these seats may be filled by nomination of the executive rather than by election.

Examples of such groups include the Women Lawyers Division, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and the Employment Lawyers' Association. Other special interest seats are filled by election in the same way as the geographic seats.

Council members in non-geographical seats:

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers - Brett Dixon

Black Solicitors' Network - Joe Mensah-Dankwah

Child Care Law - Denise Lester

Civil Litigation - Peter Causton

Commerce and Industry Group - Smita Oza and Mark Harvey

Commercial Property - David Steed

Criminal Defence - Bill Waddington

Crown Prosecution Service - Guy Davies

Employment Lawyers Association - Clive Dobbin

Ethnic Minorities - Sundeep Bhatia, Koser Shaheen and Nwabueze Nwokolo

EU Matters - Jonathan Goldsmith

Forum of Insurance Lawyers - Nichola Evans

Government Legal Service - Simon Harker

Housing Law - Daniel Fitzpatrick

Immigration Law - Evelyn Ofori-Koree

Junior Lawyers Division (solicitor member) - Laura Uberoi and James Kitching

Junior Lawyers Division (trainee/student member) - Sinéad McGrath

Law Management Section - Paul Bennett

Lawyers with Disabilities Division - Yasmin Sheikh is currently on maternity leave. In her absence, Placida Ojinnaka is representing this division. 

Lawyers in Local Government - Beverley Cullen and Maria Memoli

Legal Aid Practitioners' Group - Nicola Mackintosh QC (Hon)

LGBT+ - Christopher Morgan

Private Client Section - Melinda Giles

Residential Conveyancing - Peter Rodd

Solicitor Sole Practitioners Group - Lubna Shuja and Clive Sutton

Voluntary Sector - Prof. Sara Chandler QC (Hon)

Women Lawyers' Division - Sarah Austin, Christina Blacklaws and Stephanie Boyce

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