Sue Harris announced as President of Leeds Law Society

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Sue Harris from Walker Morris is the new President of the Leeds Law Society, with effect from 1 June 2016.

Sue Harris, who takes over the role from Colin Gilbert, is a director in the Construction & Engineering Group at Walker Morris and becomes the first Walker Morris employee to be President of the Society.

In her 12 month tenure Sue will be fronting the Leeds Law Society and be chair of the Board. The Leeds Law Society is “the voice” for its members who are solicitors, LPC students, and trainee solicitors in Leeds, and represents their interests locally and nationally.

Sue’s role will involve meeting with representatives of The Law Society, the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority, the Legal Services Board and members of other Law Societies in major cities to discuss policy issues affecting solicitors.

Part of Sue’s duties as President will include representing Leeds solicitors at the opening of the legal year at Westminster Abbey in October, dinner with the President of The Law Society in London in July and giving a speech at the Leeds Law Society Annual Dinner in March 2017.

In addition, the Leeds Law Society will be walking in support of the Personal Support Unit (Leeds) (PSU) in the Legal Walk for Justice on 13 June and helping them to raise £3,000. Further details are on the Leeds Law Society website here.

Commenting on the appointment Sue said:

“I’m honoured to have been appointed as president and I am eagerly anticipating my new role. Having been on the Leeds Law Society board since 2014 I understand the important role the Society plays in communicating the thoughts and ideas from members to ensure the profession stays effective for our clients and society as a whole.”

“I’m particularly looking forward to the Leeds Legal Walk for Justice for the PSU, which is a great cause and which I have nominated as the President’s charity of the year.  PSU has an extremely important role helping vulnerable people, including the elderly, without legal representation and/or knowledge of the system, with trained volunteers providing independent assistance for free.”

Sue will also be a judge at this year’s Yorkshire Legal Awards. Entries can now be submitted and further information is available here.

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