On 29 November 2018, at the 137th AGM of the Huddersfield and Dewsbury Law Society, Samantha Spain, Associate Solicitor was elected as President for the coming year.
As President, Samantha will support the committee to provide ongoing training and advice to local lawyers and cascade feedback and updates from the Yorkshire Union of Local Law Societies and the national Law Society (the representative body for solicitors in England and Wales). This work involves participating in roundtable meetings and responding to consultations held by the President of the Law Society regarding changes in the law, including the supervision and regulation of Solicitors.
Samantha will also continue to support the committee in hosting social events to bring together local lawyers and raise money for the President’s nominated charity, which this year will be Headway Huddersfield. Many of Samantha’s clients benefit from being members of Headway which supports brain injury survivors, their carers and families.
Samantha already has some exciting plans for the annual dinner, which is scheduled to take place on 3 May 2019, so save the date!
Samantha is keen to continue to nurture the relationships that the society has with other local law societies and the Yorkshire Union of Law Societies, to support the local legal community and the profession as a whole.
Samantha said: “I feel honoured to be leading the society in this coming year. The legal sector is constantly facing changes and new challenges that can negatively impact on our practice and access to justice for the people that we represent. It is important that we work together to respond to these challenges as a collective voice … and have a little fun together in the process, of course.
“The theme for my presidency year will very much fit alongside those of the current President of the Law Society, Christina Blacklaws, in promoting equality and diversity in the profession, particularly women in law.
“I have nominated Headway Huddersfield as my charity of the year. Switalskis has strong links with Headway and our staff support the charity in many regions around Yorkshire, including Huddersfield. Headway is a UK-wide charity that do amazing work to support their members in working to rebuild and improve lives after brain injury.”
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