Carrie Laws, Director at The Family Law Company, has been elected as President of the Plymouth Law Society (PLS) for 2024 alongside childcare lawyer Jennifer Phillips of Plymouth City Council as Vice President.
It is only the second time in the society’s 209 year history that it has had an all female top team following Rebecca Wood as President and Carrie as Vice President last year.
The PLS membership collaborates to encourage local people into all areas of the profession, support charitable initiatives, share best practice, promote continuous professional development and feed into The Law Society at a national level.
Upon assuming the role, Carrie commented: “I’m honored to be elected as President and want to encourage everyone who works in the Plymouth legal community to get involved in our events and initiatives this year. In particular, I’m looking forward to championing inclusivity, legal aid, mental health, and women in the law throughout 2024.”
She continued: “I’d like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to Rebecca Wood on her tireless work in raising awareness of many of the issues that I will be continuing to push. She had a great year in attracting the President of the Law Society, Lubna Shuja, to the city and hosting an amazing annual dinner at The Box whilst raising £3000 for local charities.”
Outgoing president Rebecca Wood said: “Congratulations to Carrie on becoming the 10th female President of PLS. She is a lawyer who cares deeply about ensuring everyone has access to the law, from clients through to the next generation of lawyers, whatever their backgrounds. I wish her well and look forward to supporting her along with our newly elected committee.”
The full list of PLS officers and elected members for 2024 is:
Carrie Laws – Family Law Co – President
Jenny Phillips – Plymouth City Council – Vice President
James Walsh – GA Solicitors – Hon Treasurer
Rhodri Davey – Kitson Boyce – Hon Secretary
Luke Fisher – University of Plymouth – Curator of the Law Library
Rebecca Wood – Woollcombe Yonge Immediate Past President
Steven Hudson – Gard & Co – Council Member for Plymouth & Cornwall and Statutory Officer
Neil Major – Foot Anstey – Statutory Officer
Alisa Willows – Wolferstans
Jonathan Madge – Family Law Company
Chris Hoile – In-House Lawyer for The Range
Craig Moore – Womble Bond Dickinson
Adam Richards – Womble Bond Dickinson – Chair of the Plymouth JLD
Sam Loveridge – Wolferstans
Marjorie Creek – Richard Nelson LLP
Julia Robson – Family Law Company
The committee also confirmed it will be supporting Trevi, Plymouth Children in Poverty, and Young Devon as its charities for the year.
Plymouth Law Society currently has over 30 members and associate organisations from Plymouth and travel to work areas from high street to international firms together with its official partners Acronyms, Conveyancing Data Services, Fuel, Handelsbanken, KE Costs, Marsh UK, Ocean Group and Westcotts.
Read the president’s report from outgoing president Rebecca Wood here.
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Photo: Carrie Laws (left) with Rebecca Wood
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