Attend our annual general meeting 2023

Have your say on the strategic direction and priorities of your professional body by attending our 2023 annual general meeting (AGM).
Law Society Council members discuss issues at a Council member meeting.
Photograph: Darren Filkins

Our 2023 AGM will take place on Wednesday 11 October at 3pm.

The meeting will be hybrid, in person in London or online, and all Law Society members are invited to attend.

You’re automatically a member of the Law Society if you’re on the roll of solicitors.

What is an AGM?

Most organisations will hold an AGM on a yearly basis, as required by the law, or by their constitution, charter and/or bye-laws.

At the Law Society, the AGM happens so that our Council can discuss the governance of our organisation, report back to our members on our activities, receive our annual report and approve our accounts as signed by our auditors.

Council will also discuss matters related to our strategic direction, and any other business consistent with our charter and bye-laws.

Newly elected and re-elected Council members take their seats at the start of the AGM.

Any motions that were raised by our members ahead of the meeting will be discussed.

What to expect on the day

The meeting will be chaired by our outgoing president, Lubna Shuja.

As well as the activities outlined above, the handover of our office holders will take place at the end of the meeting.

The president will give her successor, Nick Emmerson, the president’s badge of office.

The vice president will give his successor, Richard Atkinson, the vice president’s badge of office.

The deputy vice president will give his successor, Mark Evans, the deputy vice president’s badge of office.

New members of Council

At the beginning of the AGM, newly elected and re-elected Council members will take their seats.

You can see the full list of successful candidates below:

Geographical seats

  • Central London – Shainul Kassam
  • Surrey – Shushila Abraham

Non-geographical seats

  • In-House Corporate Counsel – Matthew Gingell
  • Major Corporate – Peter Young

  • Birmingham – Mary Kaye
  • Central and South Lancashire – Asma Ruksar
  • Cross Border Wales – Scott Bowen
  • Gloucestershire and Wiltshire – Kathryn King
  • Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland – Steven Mather
  • North Wales – Mark Evans
  • Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire – Matthew Gauntlett
  • Shropshire and Herefordshire – to be announced*
  • Sussex – Andrew Bishop
  • Yorkshire and Humberside – Amy Clowrey

*No candidate had been nominated by the last date for nominations.

A nomination committee was convened in the constituency in accordance with bye-law 64 to nominate a candidate.

How to get involved

The AGM will be a hybrid meeting held online and in person at:

The Law Society
113 Chancery Lane

If you’re planning to attend the AGM, either virtually or in person, email by Friday 29 September.

Further details and joining instructions will be shared with those who register to attend.

These arrangements are subject to any external restrictions in force at the time of the AGM.

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