Robert Bourns was the 172nd president of the Law Society. He is a senior partner at TLT Solicitors, where he specialises in employment law. Robert is one of five representatives for the City of London constituency, a member of the Law Society's Equality and Diversity Committee, and a member of the Regulatory Affairs Board Regulatory Processes Committee.
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All posts by Robert Bourns
01 June 2017
Practice notes are a valuable way of understanding best practice in many areas of law. Members are encouraged to sign up to My Law Society from June to access all practice notes in detail.
25 May 2017
We have identified our priorities for the next government in our Vision for Law and Justice. It is important that you get involved. Here's what you can do to support us at a local level.
18 May 2017
Along with priorities for the rule of law and Brexit, access to justice represents the third pillar of our Vision for Law and Justice we launched on 5 May.
17 May 2017
A highlight of every year for me, since becoming Deputy Vice President and now President of the Law Society, is the admissions ceremonies. Each time I tell them that we are all advocates for the profession and the solicitor brand. For many, qualifying is the major milestone in their journey as a solicitor. I feel strongly that is only one part of our development in the profession - albeit a very important one.
11 May 2017
With the country going to the polls on 8 June, the Law Society has established our priorities for the next Government on law and justice. We released Our Vision for Law and Justice last week.
28 April 2017
With the country going to the polls on 8 June, the Law Society has established our priorities for the next Government on law and justice. We will be releasing a full vision for law and justice next week. One of the priorities will be maintaining legal certainty for Brexit.
19 April 2017
We want you to have your say in the work of the Law Society, and to help you get the maximum benefit from your membership.
19 April 2017
On Tuesday 18 April the prime minister took Westminster and the country by surprise in announcing that she will be tabling a motion to the House of Commons to call for a General Election. On 19 April the House of Commons surpassed the two thirds majority needed to approve the motion by 522 to 13 and approved that a General Election will take place on 8 June.
01 February 2017
The legal sector is playing a key role in shaping the upcoming negotiations for exiting the EU. Robert Bourns considers priorities for the profession during this period of transition.
24 January 2017
Robert Bourns considers the Competition and Markets Authority report on competition in the legal services market, developments on the SRA handbook and Solicitors Qualifying Examination, and potential changes to professional indemnity insurance.
08 August 2016
Robert Bourns discusses modern slavery and how law firms can advise clients on human rights.
28 July 2016
Robert Bourns discusses how changes to the SRA Handbook would dilute client protections.
14 July 2016
Robert Bourns reflects on the start of his presidency, and discusses our new Pride in the profession campaign.
20 April 2016
As many know, a review of the governance of the Law Society is underway. We are keen to hear from our members as we consider any changes, writes vice president Robert Bourns.
02 March 2016
Robert Bourns considers different career paths taken by four in-house lawyers, and looks at what lessons can be learned from their experiences.