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In addition to working with education establishments to attract the next generation of talent to Leeds, we also work to deliver relevant and engaging professional development sessions and programmes that guarantee the best legal minds are nurtured and retained in the city.

 

Directors & Staff

Leeds Law Society was founded in 1805 for “the protection and advancement of the character, status and interests of attorneys and solicitors practising within four miles of the Borough of Leeds”. For the first 70 years of its existence the Society had no home of its own, so meetings took place in local hotels. Business meetings were followed by dinner with latecomers fined 2s 6d as a penalty for being late!

With a prestigious history and a dynamic modern board of directors, we are connected to key decision makers across the city, across the region and across the country. As part of a national network of law societies, we regularly welcome some of the biggest names in the legal industry to Leeds and make sure our members get access to the people that matter.

The Society is funded wholly by membership subscriptions and sponsorship, which is invested in delivering more for our members, and we remain commercially-focussed to ensure you get maximum value from being part of the society. We have recently made a number of commercial decisions that have secured the long-term future of the society and will guarantee we can do even more for members in the years to come.

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Bill Barton

President

David Cowgill

Deputy President

 
Sue Harris

Immediate Past President

Emma Pearmaine

Director

 
Philip Goldberg

Director

 
Mark Turnbull

Director (Local Government)

Satpal Roth

Director (Small Firms)

 
Nick Emmerson

Director

Leanne Coyle

Director

 
 
Samantha Bell

Director

Marie Walsh

Director

 
Rebecca Dilks

Director

 
Jane MacGregor

Senior Manager

Joanna Dixon

Business Development Manager

 
Louisa Gardner

Data Administrator

Alex Byers

Office & Events Coordinator

 
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