Posted on March 14, 2018 at 9:54 am
The Cheshire and North Wales Law Society have elected its new President for 2018/19.
Amy Norman, a partner at Butcher & Barlow solicitors whose focus is on marketing and business development, is the first non practicing solicitor to head the Society. Her objective for her year in office is to improve engagement with members, of which there are over 400, and the wider legal community to ensure that our local law society is delivering the services that are wanted and needed.
Amy’s first duties were to host the Society’s annual dinner which was attended by over 230 lawyers and their guests from across the region. A charity raffle which took place on the evening, with prizes being donated from local organisations and business. raised over £1300 for Amy’s nominated charity the year, The Christie Foundation Trust. The Charity raises funds for enhanced Cancer care at the Christie NHS Trust, one of the largest Cancer specialist treatment centres in Europe.
Amy was delighted to welcome the national Law Society president Joe Egan to the event, and he provided some insightful comments on current challenges facing the profession, most notably in relation to the current Brexit negotiations.
The coming year offers a host of legal training sessions run by the Society covering various areas of law, including hot topics such as the new GDPR data protection regulations.
Amy said “It is a great honour to be elected as the President of the Cheshire and North Wales Law Society and to kick start the year with a fantastic dinner with so many people attending from the local legal community. It demonstrates what a committed region we are and which showed lots of promise for the future of our profession with guests from the Junior Lawyers Division and the University or Law. By improving engagement with our membership, and our potential membership, we can work with and showcase the tremendous local legal talent we have in this region, and assist with delivering excellent legal services to the local community and beyond.”