General Committee

The General Committee is made up of up to 27 members.  Each member serves a three-year term.  Nine members will be due to retire at each AGM although five of those nine due to retire can be nominated by the Committee for re-election at the Society's AGM.  This Committee is responsible for the management of the Society's business.  All the sub-committees report in to this Committee.  Below you will find a list of the current General Committee.  To find out more about the Society visit About The Society.

Current Officers

President - Mr John Ballam, FPH Law 
Vice President -
Ms Nina Ferris, Hill Dickinson  
Honorary Treasurer - Mr Philip Rooney, DLA Piper  
Joint Honorary Secretary Miss Julie O'Hare, Carpenters
Joint Honorary Secretary - Mr Steven Zdolyny, Riverview Law
Immediate Past President - Mrs Alison Lobb, Morecrofts
 



Specialist Sub-Committee Chairs

Access to Justice Committee - Mr Chris Topping, Broudie Jackson Canter
Criminal Practice CommitteeMs Eileen Chisnall, MSB Solicitors 
Civil Litigation CommitteeMs Kirsty McKno, Slater Gordon Legal Solutions
Employment Law Committee - Ms Lindsey Knowles, Kirwans
Family Business Committee - Ms Emma Palmer, MSB Solicitors
Non-Contentious Business Committee - Ms Naomi Pinder,Cathrine Higgins Law Regulatory Committee - Ms Mickaela Fox, Weightmans

Other post holders

Public Relations Officer - Mr Stewart McCulloch, Auto Resolutions
Parliamentary Liaison Officer - Mr Jeremy Myers, Husband Forwood Morgan
 
Other Members of the Committee
  • Mr Bill Chandler, Hill Dickinson
  • Ms Joanne Francis, BLM
  • Mr Peter Holland, DWF (Editorial Committee Chair)
  • Mrs Sarah Lapsley, Cook & Talbot
  • Mr James Mannouch, Educational establishment (Training Committee Chair)
  • Ms Adele Schofield, The Berkson Globe Partnership
  • Mr Martyn Rodmell, Princes Ltd 
  • Mr David Tournafond, Bermans (Education & Charities Committee Chair)
  • Ms Gaynor Williams, Bennett Williams Solicitors
  • Mr Emlyn Williams, Weightmans

Geographical Council Members

  • Mr Charlie Jones - Weightmans
  • Mrs Sarah Lapsley - Cook & Talbot

To become a Director of the Society and to join General Committee
Directors serve a three year term.  Each year there are at least four vacancies.  Anyone wishing to join the General Committee must be nominated by three members of the Society and stand for election at the Annual General Meeting held in November each year.  To register your interest please, contact us >>

 Trainee Conciliation Officer (TCO)

Although not a member of General Committee, the Trainee Conciliation Officer (TCO) is appointed by the Officers of the Society.

District Tribunal Judge Helen Broughton is Liverpool Law Society’s TCO for trainees in the Merseyside area. The role of the TCO is to liaise with trainees who have concerns or issues with their training contract. The TCO is an experienced member of the local legal community who trainees can approach in confidence regarding their problem.

 
To contact Helen Broughton, please email contactus@liverpoollawsociety.org.uk and you will be put in touch with her.
 



Assisting the General Committee

The following are invited to assist the committee.

  • MS LUCY YEATMAN/DEBORAH TYFIELD (Liverpool University School of Law & Social Justice)
  • DR TONY HARVEY (Liverpool John Moores University School of Law)
  • MR ALISTAIR HOUGH (Chair, Merseyside Junior Lawyers Division)
  • MS CLAIRE QUINN (Relationship Manager North, The Law Society NW)
  • MS KATHRYN KING (Chair, Women Lawyers' Division)

Local Law Society Representatives:  

  • MS V HULTON - President, Southport & Ormskirk Law Society
  • MR R DAVISON - President, Chester & North Wales Law Society