The new deputy VP will take up office in October
The Law Society has elected Richard Atkinson as deputy vice president. Atkinson will take office in October 2022 and will become vice president in 2023 and president in 2024 to 2025, when the Law Society will mark its 200th anniversary.
Atkinson has specialised in criminal law for 30 years with a focus on serious crime litigation. He is a duty solicitor and a higher rights advocate.
A Law Society council member since December 2016, he is the constituency member for Kent. Atkinson sits on the Law Society’s criminal law committee, and has chaired the committee for six years. He is also a member of the Law Society’s policy and regulatory affairs committee.
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