I. Stephanie Boyce and Lubna Shuja additionally first individuals of color to carry high two roles at solicitors’ physique
The Regulation Society of England and Wales has introduced the appointment of Lubna Shuja as vice-president which implies two girls are actually on the helm of the solicitors’ physique. This comes after I. Stephanie Boyce was put in as president final week.
The appointments mark the primary time a sitting president and their VP are each girls, a spokesperson for the Regulation Society confirmed, and may be the primary time we get two consecutive feminine presidents when Boyce palms over the reins to Shuja in 2022.
It’s additionally the primary time two individuals of color have held the highest two roles within the organisation’s historical past.
Boyce labored as an in-house solicitor and went on to set-up her personal consultancy, whereas Shuja is a solicitor and mediator at a regulation agency in Birmingham.
“I’m thrilled to be elected to this place and I look ahead to dealing with the challenges forward and dealing alongside the opposite workplace holders and employees,” Shuja stated on her appointment immediately. “I’m proud to be a solicitor and am keenly conscious of the problems dealing with our occupation and the general public at this exceptionally tough time.”
“I look ahead to working with Stephanie throughout her 18-month time period and can help her as she implements her three-point plan rising variety, addressing the position of know-how in entry to justice, and selling good psychological well being and the rule of regulation.”
Boyce added: “I wish to give my heartfelt congratulations to Lubna. I’m certain her tenure will show to be a terrific success.”
Boyce is the 177th president of the Regulation Society, and the sixth girl to occupy the position. She succeeded David Greene, senior associate at Edwin Coe, who stepped down last week.
The Regulation Society Council is presently trying to fill the vacant deputy vice-president position.