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President of the Law Society of England and Wales visits Anglia Ruskin

Published: 7 February 2018 at 11:55

Law Society President Joe Egan speaking to staff and students

On 18 January 2018, Legal Practice Course students from Anglia Law Ruskin University welcomed guest lecturer Joe Egan, President of the Law Society of England and Wales.

Joe provided welcome reassurance to the students and emphasised the vital component that solicitors play in society, pointing out that last year they contributed over £25 billion to the UK economy.

He went on to express his opinion that the varied routes now available to becoming qualified give students and aspiring solicitors boundless opportunities.

The Law Society exists to represent, promote and support all solicitors, so they in turn can help their clients.

To close the event, Joe reminded the students of the recognised standard of acting with integrity and within the Rule of Law and emphasised the importance of developing a positive relationship with employers (and potential employers), pointing out that the rewards of being a solicitor are directly reflected by the time, commitment and effort put in.

Joe also addressed the proposed Solicitors Qualifying Exam and the importance that the new qualifying route was sufficiently robust to maintain the excellent international reputation held by solicitors in England and Wales.