Mark Evans has been elected as our new deputy vice president

Mark Evans has won the election to become the new deputy vice president of the Law Society of England and Wales.
Mark Evans at the Law Society deputy vice president hustings in the Council chamber, July 2023. He is a white man with short, dark grey hair. He stands at a podium in wearing glasses and a navy suit, white shirt and pale blue tie.
Photograph: Darren Filkins

Mark Evans will become our new deputy vice president. 

He will take office in October 2023, then go on to become vice president in 2024 and president of the Law Society in 2025.

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.

Currently, he teaches various courses on real estate, private client and professional skills at the University of Law.

Mark was a member of our Wales Committee for nine years and acted as chair for four of those years.

He has been on our Council for more than eight years and was a former president and chair of the Cheshire and North Wales Law Society.

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. 

Looking to the future 

Mark 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.”

Our president, Lubna Shuja, adds: “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.

What is the role of our office holders?

The Law Society has three office holders, who each hold office for one year – the president, vice president and deputy vice president.

Each year, our Council elects a new deputy vice president, after which the previous year's deputy vice president becomes the vice president, and the vice president becomes president.

The handover takes place at our annual general meeting, which is held every October. 

Our office holders are our main ambassadors and represent the Law Society at home and abroad. The president also acts as the chair of our Council.

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