I am writing to introduce myself as the newly elected President of Plymouth Law Society, which is a great honour and I am very much looking forward to the year ahead, with numerous events scheduled to take place, and serving the profession, students and those interested in the law locally. I am very grateful to the immediate past-President, Craig Moore, for not only an outstanding year but also for his incredible support.

We have much planned for the forthcoming year, including the Plymouth Law Society Dinner on Friday 6 October, the Mayflower lecture in November, and the Law Society President’s visit in May. In addition to the traditional annual events that we host for members, we have plans for collaborative events with the Plymouth Junior Lawyers and the University of Plymouth, such as a lecture by the Secret Barrister and social networking events. Our monthly social at The Treasury on the last Friday of every month has been a great success over the last couple of years and will continue this year as a fantastic opportunity to meet with local solicitors.

One of my visions for the year is to develop an inclusive local law society, irrespective of the size of firm or which area of law is practiced, Plymouth Law Society represents all solicitors and we hope to add to our membership this year.

Plymouth Law Society has added value to members by collaborating with Fuel last year, developing our website and increasing communication with members by providing regular updates through emails and having a wider social media presence. Our website is www.plymouthlawsociety.co.uk and I would encourage all members to have a look to see what we are doing as a law society. The website also sets out who our members are and provides an opportunity for firms’ details to be showcased to the public and businesses seeking legal assistance, as a complimentary service.

We also provide a section on our website advertising legal job vacancies, again as a complimentary service to our members. You can forward the details of any vacancies to ella@fuelcommunications.co.uk, to be added to our website at any point over the year.

In order to ensure that our database is correct (and to help us comply with GDPR), our members will receive an email with details of how to make any changes to personnel details on our platform database to ensure that everyone receives our Newsletters, often with details of updates from local Judges, details of mental health support such as Lawcare, and legal updates. As a member firm all of your practitioners are entitled to benefit from this service.

To assist members we have added access to make any payments to Plymouth Law Society via ‘go cardless’. We anticipate that this will make it easier to make payments and moving forwards will make renewal of membership a smooth process for members. I will be in touch with firms shortly with more details on this.

Finally, I am looking forward to a fantastic Presidential year and I hope to see you soon.

Once again thank you for your support.

Yours sincerely

R Wood

Rebecca Wood


c/o Woollcombe Yonge, 63-65 Bretonside, Plymouth, PL4 0BD

Email – rw@wysolicitors.co.uk

Phone – 07788318764

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