Lubna Shuja wins Law Society presidential election

Lubna Shuja has won the Law Society of England and Wales 2020 election for deputy vice president, it was announced today.

She takes office as deputy vice president on 14 October 2020 – becoming vice president in 2021 and president in 2022.

Lubna has been a Law Society council member since 2013 and chair of our key Membership and Communications Committee since 2018. She is also a member of the Law Society Board.

Lubna is principal solicitor at Legal Swan Solicitors in Birmingham. She specialises in professional discipline and regulation. She is also a mediator dealing with civil and family disputes.

Lubna said: “It’s a great honour to be elected to this position – I am looking forward to facing the challenges ahead and working alongside the other office holders and staff. I am proud to be a solicitor and am keenly aware of the issues facing our profession and the public at this exceptionally difficult time.

“I want to support our members to meet those challenges, whilst also ensuring that the profession maintains its prominence nationally and internationally, through various campaigns including access to justice and the rule of law."

Simon Davis, president of the Law Society, said: "I want to extend hearty congratulations to Lubna Shuja who emerged as the winner from an extremely strong field of candidates. I wish her all the very best for her three years as an office holder."

Notes to editors

The Law Society has three elected office holders: the president, vice president and deputy vice president. They each hold office for one year. Each year the Council elects the deputy vice president; the previous year's deputy vice president becomes the vice president and the vice president becomes president.

The handover takes place at the annual general meeting, which has now moved to October.

The office holders are the Law Society's main ambassadors and represent the organisation at home and abroad. The office of president is a full-time appointment and the president is chair of the Council.

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