I. Stephanie Boyce

President and Council member for Women Lawyers

Date elected to councilJul 2013

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In 2021, I. Stephanie Boyce was the 177th person, the sixth female, the first Black office holder, the first person of colour and the second in-house solicitor in almost 50 years to become president of the Law Society of England and Wales.

Stephanie has extensive experience in corporate governance, commercial, civil, public and regulatory law, gained in advising some of the largest not-for-profit bodies, charities, regulators, and local and central government in both a paid and unpaid capacity.

Additionally, Stephanie holds a master's of laws in public law and global governance (merit) from King's College, London.

Stephanie is a member of the Joint Tribunal Service, an independent person with her local authority's standards committee and chairs the Educational Appeal Panel and Exclusion Review Panel of her local authority.

Stephanie is a member of HM Treasury and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)-commissioned independent taskforce to boost socio-economic diversity at senior levels in UK financial and professional services.

Stephanie is also a member of Thomson Reuters Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law Advisory Board and a commissioner of the National Preparedness Commission.

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Area of practice

Corporate governance; commercial; public law; regulatory law

Groups/boards served on

Ex officiis member of the Law Society Board

Languages spoken

English