New CEO revealed by Law Society of England and Wales

The Law Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Tennant as its CEO.

Paul has been interim CEO since 2017. With council and staff, he has led the development of the Society's values and purpose, promoting the profession working in the public interest.

He has spearheaded the Society’s focus - with more to be done - to improve communications with members, keeping them up to date, supporting practice excellence and being a companion as solicitors build their skills and careers in a changing environment.

Chair of the Law Society’s board, Robert Bourns, said: “We are delighted that Paul has been confirmed in the role after an open and rigorously competitive process.

“Paul has a strong track record as CEO in another sector, building the business and its capacity for change. As interim he helped us introduce changes to governance while maintaining a focus on the value we deliver to our members, now and in the future.

“We look forward to developing this work without interruption, with Paul at the helm as permanent CEO.”

His appointment is confirmed immediately.

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