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Introduction

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President’s Foreword

May 2019

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It is a delight to see our magazine packed with the activities of our members and committees – so much so that it is hard to know where to start when summarising all of our work over the past three months!

iven current events, we have continued to increase our international focus during the beginning of this year. A summary of our annual Brexit lecture from David Greene can be found on page 7, and details of the European Bars Federation bi-annual congress in Barcelona in late May as well as an invite from a Warsaw Bar Association to a conference in June are on page 14. I am really excited that our Sub-Committee numbers are growing so quickly and it was an honour to officially launch our Pro Bono & Corporate Responsibility Sub-Committee in early April (see page 8). As you would expect, our re-launched Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) has also been particularly active – their quarterly column is on page 19. The Vice Chair of our JLD, Suzanna Eames, also represented the Society at the annual national junior lawyers conference in early April and her report is also on page 19. There is no end to the number of consultations and legal developments that affect the Society’s members and we continue to take the lead in responding to these. In March our Law Reform SubCommittee submitted a response to the Law Commission’s consultation on reinvigorating commonhold which is summarized by Adam Maberly. In addition, the work of the Professional Matters Sub-Committee is detailed by Julian Aylmer. These can be found on our sub-committees page along with profiles of the chairs of these two committees. There remains room on most of our SubCommittees for new members, so please do get in touch for more information about these. In particular, there are a number of vacancies on our Conveyancing & Land Law, Litigation and Membership Sub-Committees. The next quarter for the Society is set to be as eventful (if not more so!) than the first – please do review our list of seminars, events and networking opportunities on page 6 or

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look at the full schedule on our website (www.cwhls.org.uk). All our activities are publicised through our social media pages and I would encourage you to follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to keep up to date with everything that we are doing. I must extend enormous thanks on behalf of the Society to Coral Hill, Ivan Ho, Rowan Cope and Suzanna Eames who form our Editorial Committee and ensure that this quarterly magazine is full of news and materials of interest to our whole membership. I am also very grateful to all of the speakers at our events, the firms and organisations that host our activities, the members of our Main Committee and Sub-Committees who work tirelessly for the Society and our sponsors, in particular Legal Network London and Lloyds Bank. As always, please do get in touch if you have any comments or suggestions and I look forward to seeing you at one of our next events. ■

Laura Uberoi President

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