Leeds Law Society selects joint vice presidents

Leeds Law Society selects joint vice presidents

Leeds Law Society has selected commercial litigation solicitor Catherine Woodward of Gordons and commercial property solicitor Matthew Jones of Weightmans as its new joint vice presidents.

Woodward, a former treasurer and secretary of the society, will serve in the role alongside Jones, who has led on LGBT+ issues and awareness of Leeds Law Society since 2018. The 12-month appointments will see Woodward and Jones hold their positions until September next year.

Commenting on the appointment of Woodward in a press announcement from Gordons, Leeds Law Society president Nicholas Emmerson, who is a partner at Gateley, said: “I’m very pleased to see Catherine take on her new role and look forward to working with her to continue to drive the society forward.”

Woodward joined Gordons in 2011 and trained with the firm while becoming qualified. Her extensive litigation experience includes intellectual property, banking litigation, contractual disputes, professional negligence and partnership disputes.

Commenting on her appointment, Woodward said: “I’m proud to become joint vice president of one of the most prestigious law societies in the country. It’s an honour to follow on from Nicholas Emmerson, who was deputy president last year, and build upon the great work he has done.

“There is a thriving legal sector in Leeds, and I am looking forward to helping represent more than 1,000 members of the society whilst carrying on the work that I’ve been doing with the judiciary through the Leeds Law Society’s court liaison group.”

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