Mark Evans elected as new Law Society deputy vice president

Mark Evans has won the Law Society of England and Wales 2023 election for deputy vice president of the solicitor profession.

Mark will take office in October 2023. He will then become vice president in 2024 and in 2025, as the organisation celebrates its 200th anniversary, he will become president of the Law Society.

Mark practised property and private client law for more than 28 years. He was a director at Allington Hughes Solicitors, a cross-border general high street law firm with offices in North Wales and Chester.

In 2021, he joined the University of Law as a tutor and now teaches various courses on real estate, private client and professional skills to those entering the profession from the Manchester, Liverpool and Chester campuses.

At the Law Society, Mark was a member of the Wales Committee for nine years and elected as chair of that committee for four years. He has also sat on the Law Society’s Council for more than eight years.

Mark has been a member of the Law Society Board and was a former president and chair of the Cheshire and North Wales Law Society.

Mark has more than 12 years of experience as a chair of various organisations.

As a Welsh office holder, Mark brings a new perspective to the Law Society with a comprehensive understanding of the Welsh jurisdiction and considerable experience engaging with the Welsh government.

Mark will be the first president of the Law Society to be elected from the constituency of North Wales.

Mark Evans said: “I am extremely proud to have been elected as the next deputy vice president of the Law Society and the first in our history to be elected from North Wales.

“As we approach our bicentenary, now is the time to promote a modern, diverse and inclusive profession. I want to encourage ambitious and aspiring solicitors from all backgrounds to enter and stay within the legal profession.

“During the coming years we must adapt to a changing legal landscape and utilise legal technology and innovation. I am, in particular, looking forward to welcoming new members at admission ceremonies and engaging with all members throughout England and Wales.”

Lubna Shuja, president of the Law Society said: “I extend my deepest congratulations to Mark, who emerged as the winner from a strong field of candidates. Mark will bring his own unique perspective and experience to the role.

"As we are the Law Society of England and Wales, it is great to see a Welsh member will take office. I look forward to seeing what Mark accomplishes in post and warmly wish him all the very best.”

Notes to editors

Photo available on request.

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 is held in 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 Law Society’s Council.

Read a Welsh language version of the announcement

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