President, Sue Williams, Wolferstans Solicitors
Sue became vice-president in January 2016 and president in 2017. She specialises in residential property of all descriptions and sits on the Conveyancing and Land Law Committee at the Law Society and represents the Law Society on the NHBC Council.
She sits on the Advisory Panel advising the Law Commission in its investigations.
Phone: 01752 292343
Vice president, Rhodri Davey, Kitsons LLP
Rhodri Davey is partner and head of the HR and employment team at Kitsons LLP.
Rhodri studied law at Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham Law School before returning to the South West where he trained and qualified with Nash & Co. In 2000 he joined Ashfords (then Bevan Ashford) where he specialised in employment law before joining Kitsons Solicitors as partner to head-up the employment department in 2007.
Phone: 01752 236712
Past President, Martin Weeks, Clark & Weeks Solicitors
Martin became president of Plymouth Law Society on 1st January 2016. He specialises in family and divorce, wills and probate, Court of Protection work and also residential conveyancing.
He was admitted by the Law Society as a Solicitor in 1982 and has practised in Plymouth ever since. He formed Clark & Weeks with Tony Clark in 1997.
Phone: 01752 345311
Honorary Treasurer, James Walsh, GA Solicitors
James has been the Plymouth Law Society Treasurer since 2012. James is one of the South West's leading industrial disease litigators with more than two decades of experience, and a specialist focus on high value asbestos claims. James is recognised on a national platform for his experience in asbestos disease claims, in particular those related to mesothelioma victims. He has also developed a formidable reputation in industrial deafness litigation, together with securing significant damages in public and employer liability cases. James is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and an accredited occupational disease and asbestos disease specialist with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). James was the second individual to be appointed and remains just one of 20 in the country to receive the accreditation.
Phone: 01752 203536
Honourary Secretary, Neil Major, Foot Anstey
Neil is a long standing committee member of Plymouth Law Society and has been the secretary since 1992. Neil is a member of the conveyancing team and specialises in residential and commercial property, including vetting leases and other documents in relation to such property for one of the main clearing banks. He also deals with probate, conveyancing and domestic and bank securities work.
Phone: 01752 675535
Immediate past president of the Association of South West Law Societies (ASWLS), Steven Hudson, Gard & Co Solicitors
Steven has been heavily involved in Plymouth Law Society since 2010 and was president in 2012. He is the past president of ASWLS which comprises Bristol Law Society, Cornwall Law Society, Devon & Somerset Law Society, Gloucestershire & Wiltshire Law Society, Monmouth Law Society and Plymouth Law Society.
Steven is senior and managing partner of Gard & Co. He qualified in 1983 and has since that time practised in Plymouth. In the late 1980s Steven gravitated from general property work towards specialising in commercial property work and in particular in business transfers. During the last 25 years he has been involved in the legal work associated with the transfer of most types of business, acting for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies based in different parts of the country, but particularly in the south west peninsula.
Phone: 01752 668246
Law Society Council member, Helen Davies, Peter Langsford Davies
Helen is head of Peter Langsford Davies' property team and manages the firm's quality assurance, training and finance. Her property work includes dealing with business properties, agricultural property and renewables work acting for landowners. She has specialised in renewables work for more than twenty years now, and has completed an MA in Environmental Law.
Helen was elected as council member of the Law Society in 1995 and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Law Society's Conveyancing Handbook, the definitive guide to good practice.
Phone: 01752 771115