Nick Emmerson was inaugurated as the 179th president of the Law Society of England and Wales yesterday. Nick will have support from Richard Atkinson as vice president, and Mark Evans, as deputy vice president.
Nick is a partner at Lewis Mathys Emmerson LLP and has also been admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and the Republic of Ireland, and as an attorney at law in the State of California.
Nick Emmerson, said:
“I am honoured to serve as Law Society president. It is critical that we continue to focus on improving the justice system, upholding the rule of law and supporting members.
I am eager to lead a profession that is both outward-facing and internationally minded. In an increasingly interconnected world, I have adopted a global approach to my work. I have coupled this approach with both regional experience and time in the City. This triangle of experience will allow me to bring a fresh perspective to the Law Society and strengthen the future of the profession.
Solicitors play an essential role in our economy and society. During my presidency I look forward to promoting the legal services sector as an economic powerhouse and the profession benefiting local communities and wider society as well.”