David Barraclough has been appointed as the new President of the Yorkshire Union of Law Societies.
Barraclough, a past president of Leeds Law Society, has taken over the role following the retirement of Peter Wright, a Law Society Council member for Yorkshire, on completion of his three year term of office. Barraclough recently retired from London, Leeds and Cardiff firm RadcliffesLeBrasseur. He practised in Leeds as a commercial property solicitor for more than forty years and sits on the Council Membership Committee of the Law Society.
“I am very honoured to be appointed President of the Yorkshire Union of Law Societies,” said Barraclough.
“Yorkshire is a powerful brand and I am very keen to increase the level of communication with the local law societies in Yorkshire, both large and small, and to ensure that the views of all the local law societies in Yorkshire are heard loud and clear, both by the Law Society in Chancery Lane and by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
“The pace of change within in the legal profession is ever increasing and only by pooling resources can solicitors meet the threats that are facing the profession.”
The Yorkshire Union of Law Societies is the umbrella organisation for all the local law societies in Yorkshire and was established more than one hundred years ago.