New committee launched for in-house counsel

Meeting

Liverpool Law Society is delighted to announce the creation of a new sub-committee aimed at in-house lawyers.  Martyn Rodmell, Group Legal Counsel at Princes Ltd. and a director of Liverpool Law Society will chair the committee.

The purpose of the committee is to offer members of  in-house teams a forum to come together regularly, up to 4  times a year, to exchange ideas and information amongst peers, discuss best practice, contribute ideas to Liverpool Law Society’s training programme, arrange ad hoc events for in-house lawyers and respond to relevant consultation papers.  It is proposed the committee meetings will be held over a working lunch (sandwiches provided) at Liverpool Law Society’s offices located in the Commercial District area of Liverpool.

To celebrate the new committee, a launch event will be held on Tuesday, 16th January 2018 with a guest speaker Alexandra Cardenas, the Head of Public Affairs and Campaigns at The Law Society.  Alexandra will talk about Brexit and her team’s work with the government and it will be followed by a Q&A session. There will be drinks and nibbles to allow for networking after the presentations. 

If you are interested in joining the In-House Sub-Committee and would like to attend the launch event, please email committees@liverpoollawsociety.org.uk with your name, position, and firm and a couple of lines about your work. 

Speaker Biography: Alexandra Cardenas is Head of Public Affairs and Campaigns at the Law Society of England and Wales – her team manages the organisation’s relationships with parliament and government, including the organisation’s work and engagement on Brexit and the legal services sector. She is a dual qualified solicitor in England and Wales (2014), and in Colombia (2004). Prior to the Society, she led national and international campaigns in Macmillan Cancer Support and Animal Defenders International which achieved legislative change. For over four years she practised as a Human Rights Lawyer litigating in cases before the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights and the UN Human Rights Committee. She was also an associate for a medium size law firm practising corporate and commercial law.