By: 18 May 2018
David Cowgill is the new president of the Leeds Law Society

David Cowgill, associate at Schofield Sweeney, has been appointed as president of the Leeds Law Society.

Cowgill served as deputy president for the past 12 months and was unanimously elected to the position of president at the  annual general meeting of the Leeds Law Society last week.

His term of office will commence on 1 June. He will take over from Bill Barton.

Cowgill said: “It is an honour to be elected as president of the Leeds Law Society and I am look forward to representing the interests of solicitors and law firms in Leeds.”

“My theme for the year will be engagement and collaboration with a particular focus on access to the profession and working with junior members who represent the future of our profession.”

Cowgill has been a solicitor in Leeds since qualifying in 2009 and has been a committee member of the society for more than seven years. He is also a judge for the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2018.

Schofield Sweeney can now boast two presidents at the firm, as partner Ashley Iredale holds the post of president at the Huddersfield Law Society.

Associate Rebecca Beaumont is currently deputy president of the Bradford Law Society, meaning that Schofield Sweeney is represented in each of the locations in which it has an office.