Solicitors Journal – Law Society appoint new chief executive


The new main will get around in September 2022

The Law Modern society has declared it has appointed Ian Jeffery (pictured) as main govt. Jeffery will get up the posture in September 2022. Interim main government, Gerry Walsh, will stay in post until finally September.

Legislation Culture president I. Stephanie Boyce mentioned: “I am delighted to welcome Ian to the Law Culture and appear ahead really significantly to performing with him as he can take the helm.

“As a solicitor and legislation firm leader, Ian will come with valuable and remarkably related capabilities amassed in the course of his time as a controlling spouse and chief govt at a massive company, from his specialism in intellectual assets and his early encounter in legal assist.

“I am self-confident he will produce an at any time-more sophisticated approach to meeting our members’ demands, from in-property to authorities, from the Town to authorized assist practitioners and higher road solicitors”.

Jeffery educated with Lewis Silkin in 1990 and qualified as a solicitor in 1992. He has extensive encounter in info technological know-how and intellectual house regulation and rose via the ranks swiftly, turning out to be partner in 1998 and handling spouse in 2005 at the age of 37.

He led Lewis Silkin as taking care of lover and chief executive for 15 yrs. All through this time, he drove the advancement of the business both of those domestically and internationally, serving to set up a status for becoming a single of the most modern huge regulation companies.  

Extra a short while ago, Jeffrey has acted as an independent specialist to legislation corporations, expert expert services organisations and businesses in the legal tech space. He has also sat on boards across various marketplace sectors.

Boyce concluded: “I know Ian will be instrumental in assisting us to continue on to realise our vision for a valued career providing the maximum high-quality authorized solutions in the general public fascination and advancing the rule of law.”

Regulation Culture Board chair, Robert Bourns, commented: “We depend ourselves blessed to have Ian as our incoming main govt. He has deep sector know-how, and practical experience foremost a huge organization as handling partner and main government.

“I look forward to seeing Ian work out his talent for management for the gain of solicitors in all spots of observe, supporting the superb perform of our Council, qualified committees and staff”.

He also thanked Walsh for his contribution as interim main executive.

Jeffery commented: “It is an remarkable time to be becoming a member of the team at the Law Modern society. As the voice of the solicitors’ job the organisation has a massive job to play in shaping the long term of legal products and services, addressing fast worries and top conversation about prolonged term possibilities. 

“Throughout my profession, I’ve witnessed initially-hand how solicitors make an huge contribution to society. They are on each significant road in every town and metropolis in the country as effectively as in all the important commercial centres – functioning independently, in corporations and in-household – giving a must have guidance to family members and corporations alike.

“I’m on the lookout forward to functioning with the Law Modern society to winner solicitors’ passions and to assistance them to prosper in a speedily changing authorized atmosphere.

“With my background as a solicitor and business leader I hope we can engage an at any time-broader part of the membership in the very important work it does for the profession and for modern society as a complete.”


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