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President's message

Welcome to the Kent Law Society's website. Whether you are looking for legal help, or you are a law student, or a solicitor or paralegal, I hope you will find the contacts and information you need here.
To those seeking legal help, I would like to say that our county has a wealth of legal expertise and infrastructure to meet all needs, and the Society's skilled members are on your doorstep.
Our Find a Kent Lawyer section will put you in touch with the help you are seeking.To law students, the Society offers practical training, networking, social interaction, and support in job-seeking. See particularly our Careers in the Law section, and consider becoming a student member of the Society. Our Society was formed to provide fellowship, support and championship for solicitors. Our training courses for members and non-members offer the best value around for CPD, and the membership fee is quickly paid for through course fee discounts for members.
Our social events provide congenial company and mental stimulation, and the contacts and resources of the Society are aimed to help both the successful practitioner and the struggling one.

Nick Fairweather, President




December: along with Canterbury Christ Church University and Women in Law Kent, we celebrated the 100-year Centenary of Carrie Morrision being admitted to the roll. It was an honour to chair the meeting and introduce the guest speakers: Dana Denis-Smith, Eunice Shang-Simpson and Gemma Adams.

: lots on. The Tucker Millward lecture returned in style after a two-year absence. My grateful thanks go to HHJ Sarah Davies (centre in pic) for accepting the invitation to speak so wonderfully on the theme 'Chipping away at the glass ceiling' and for giving up her time. Also to Head of Kent Law School Professor Rosemary Hunter, for hosting the Lecture, and to everyone who attended.
On the same day (pictured below) I spent the morning and afternoon helping to run the KLS stand at the annual Kent Law Fair at University of Kent. We were able to help provide a steer on career paths to many of the 600 students who attended. 

: busy raising funds for Prostate Cancer UK by fining those who landed in 'The President's' bunker, aka Hole 11, at the Kent Law Society's Golf Day with Search Acumen at London Golf Club. Many thanks to everyone for attending and giving their support.

September: Having a great night at The President's Charity Gala with KLS Vice President Louise Duckett and, seated, Eunice Shang-Simpson plus Partner Sponsors Search Acumen and Tower Street Finance.

I was delighted to welcome SRA Chair Anna Bradley and CEO Paul Philip and their team to a 'Meet the SRA' event at Chilston Park Hotel on 8th June.

With our new Marketing and Membership Officer Sonia Young.  Sonia has taken over the administration of the Society from Jon Pitt.

At the AGM Past President and former Hon Treasurer Vanda James was given Honorary Membership of the Society.

I successfully invested my Vice-President with her jewel of office!

My wonderful team of officers: Andrew Johnson, Hon. Treasurer, Louise Duckett, Vice President, Alex Gordan and Deborah Hatton, Hon. Secretary.

KLS AGM 13.5.22 - I take over the KLS presidency from the amazing Alexandra Gordon!

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