Management Sub Committees

The business of managing Liverpool Law Society is dealt with by the committees below, made up of General Committee members, co-opted members and administrative staff. 

In order to be co-opted onto one of the committees below, you must be a member of Liverpool Law Society.  If you are interested in joining one of the committees, please email committees@liverpoollawsociety.org.uk with your details. 


Editorial Committee
This committee discusses contributions for the monthly magazine Liverpool Law across a wide range of areas such as the impact of recent changes of law, forthcoming events both at the Society and in the region in general, articles from members and regular features such as the President’s Column and Movers & Shakers. Peter Holland of DWF LLP is the chair.


Education & Charities Committee

David Tournafond of Bermans is the Chair of this Committee.  It was set up to administer grants for university students with local training contracts and solicitors and/or their families undergoing financial hardship.  The committee also considers and comments on developments in legal education both pre and post admission. The prestigious Conkerton Memorial Lectures are organised by this committee as is the Merseyside Schools Public Speaking Competition, and Pathways to the Legal Profession which is a law-specific careers conference aimed at 17–year-olds which all schools in Merseyside are invited to attend.  The inaugural event in 2015 was a resounding success, over 100 pupils and teachers from 15 schools attended the event held in Liverpool’s Town Hall.  The Society is pleased to say the event will be repeated annually in February. 
 


Finance & Policy Committee
This committee considers financial issues faced by the Society and makes recommendation on expenditure to General Committee.  It also considers any policy and staff issues.  The Membership Officer reports to this Committee.
 
The Hon. Treasurer, Mr Philip Rooney, DLA Piper UK LLP chairs this meeting. 


Future Planning Committee
As the name suggests, this committee considers long-term initiatives and projects. It is chaired by the Vice President.  The Chair is Ms Nina Ferris, Hill Dickinson LLP.


 
Training Committee
This committee considers what topics should be covered in the Society’s CPD programme, pricing and considers ways of increasing attendance and providing the type of training required by the legal profession and others. The Director of Education and Training plays a vital role in this and reports to General Committee.  
 
James Mannouch chairs the Committee.