Jack Stephenson appointed law society president

Sub36 award finalist Jack Stephenson has been elected president of the Preston Law Society.

Jack is an associate solicitor at Harrison Drury, based in the firm’s Lancaster office. He specialises in corporate and commercial law.

Preston Incorporated Law Society has represented the interests of those working in the legal profession in Preston and surrounding areas since 1834. Its recent focus has been forging links with the University of Central Lancashire’s law school to support more young people into a career in law.

In addition to its activities and events, including the annual Preston Law Society Ball, Preston Law Society also looks to support local charities including the North West Legal Support Trust, which aims to improve access to justice for the most vulnerable in society.

Jack said: “This is an enormous privilege. For the better part of two centuries the society has represented the interests of Preston’s lawyers and law firms at a national level.

"We’re one of the oldest law societies in the UK, and thanks to the renewed support and commitment of local law firms and UCLan, the society has been completely reinvigorated.

“We now place a lot of our attention on supporting young people to enter the profession and giving them the opportunity to network and gain experience with Lancashire law firms. This will continue to be a key part of our activity over the next 12 months.”

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