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Face to face: Andrew Holroyd

The new Law Society president talks about the Society's lobbying successes and its ongoing campaign to maintain access to justice

3 August 2007

Andrew Holroyd, the new Law Society president practises in Liverpool in immigration law. A very different background from his predecessor, Fiona Woolf, who was a partner in City firm CMS Cameron McKenna, but this does not mean that his presidency will steer the Law Society in a completely different direction. Although his tenure is only for one year, Holroyd points out that there is a two year ‘training’ period during which the future president works with the president, first as deputy vice-president and then as vice-president, so that the programme being shaped and implemented is truly that of the Society rather than just the sum of the individuals behind it.

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One would nevertheless expect, or hope, that Holroyd’s own experience will give his year in office a distinct flavour in a period which will see the roll-out of the new legal aid reforms and follows the recent appointment of legal aid champion Richard M...

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