New committee launches for in-house counsel - 16 January, 6pm

Meeting

Liverpool Law Society is delighted to announce a new in-house lawyers section of Liverpool Law Society and the creation of an in-house lawyers sub-committee.

The purpose of the committee is to offer members of  in-house teams a forum to come together regularly, up to 4  times a year, to exchange ideas and information amongst peers, discuss best practice, contribute ideas to Liverpool Law Society’s training programme, arrange ad hoc events for in-house lawyers and respond to relevant consultation papers.  It is proposed the committee meetings will be held over a working lunch (sandwiches provided) at Liverpool Law Society’s offices located in the Commercial District area of Liverpool.  All members of the sub-committee should be members of Liverpool Law Society.

To celebrate the launch of the new in-house lawyers’ section, a launch event will be held on the evening Tuesday, 16th January 2018 at 5.30pm for 6.00pm where you can find out more about the new section from its chair Martyn Rodmell, Group Legal Counsel at Princes Ltd and a director of Liverpool Law Society. 

You will also hear from guest speaker Alexandra Cardenas, the Head of Public Affairs and Campaigns at The Law Society at the launch.  Alexandra will talk about Brexit and her team’s work with the government and it will be followed by a Q&A session. There will be drinks and nibbles to allow for networking after the presentations. 

We are looking for volunteers to join this new Sub-Committee.  If you are interested in joining and would like to attend the launch event, please email committees@liverpoollawsociety.org.uk with your name, position, and firm and a couple of lines about your work. 

Speaker Biography:

Alexandra Cardenas is Head of Public Affairs and Campaigns at the Law Society of England and Wales – her team manages the organisation’s relationships with parliament and government, including the organisation’s work and engagement on Brexit and the legal services sector. She is a dual qualified solicitor in England and Wales (2014), and in Colombia (2004). Prior to the Society, she led national and international campaigns in Macmillan Cancer Support and Animal Defenders International which achieved legislative change. For over four years she practised as a Human Rights Lawyer litigating in cases before the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights and the UN Human Rights Committee. She was also an associate for a medium size law firm practising corporate and commercial law.