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President's video blog: October 2015

29 October 2015

Jonathan Smithers reflects on his first 100 days and the annual Law Society Excellence Awards that took place on 22 October. He also discusses problems with criminal legal aid contracts.

Looking forward to the month ahead, he talks about the impact that solicitors’ pro bono work has, as National Pro Bono Week takes place during the first week of November.

Tags: legal aid | access to justice | National Pro Bono Week | president

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Jonathan Smithers was the 171st president of the Law Society and a senior partner at CooperBurnett. Jonathan represents the Society as a media spokesperson on a range of property law issues and sits on the Land Registry Rules Committee.
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