24 april 2018
new president takes helm in birmingham law society's 200th year
James Turner has been appointed president of Birmingham Law Society at the Society's Annual General Meeting, two hundred years after the organisation was founded.
A University of Wolverhampton law graduate is celebrating after clinching a top leadership award.
Sandra Wallace graduated in 1991 with a LLB Law degree from what was then Wolverhampton Polytechnic.
She is now Managing Partner of DLA Piper UK and recently won the Leadership Award at the Birmingham Law Society Awards. The award was sponsored by the University of Wolverhampton Law School.
Andrew Beedham, President of BLS, shares the organisation’s plans for its bicentenary and examines the legacy of one of the UK’s oldest law societies.
When Birmingham Law Society (BLS) was established in 1818 ‘mad’ King George was on the throne, a stage coach journey from Birmingham to London took in excess of 15 hours and the death penalty had just been lifted for shoplifting (though transportation was still an option!).