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Glynis Wright announced as Leicestershire Law Society 2019/20 President

On the 30 May at the Leicestershire Law Society's Annual General Meeting, Glynis Wright the founder of Leicester based family law firm Glynis Wright & Co, became the 9th female President of the Society.

Having served for three years on the Executive Committee of the Leicestershire Law Society, she said:

“Nothing can quite prepare you for the moment when you are elected as President, and you contemplate the responsibility that comes with the role and the objectives you wish to achieve in your Presidential year. Our outgoing President Bushra Ali has been a “tour de force.” Her Presidential year has been marked by a plethora of hugely successful events that so many of us have enjoyed. Her objectives were to bring Leicestershire Law Society out to the business and wider social community and she certainly has accomplished that.”

In her presidential year, Glynis will be also be running a number of events, but one of her key objectives is to apply herself to an approach of careful stewardship and balance concentrating on ensuring the foundations of the Leicestershire Law Society are strong for successive years to continue its fantastic work.

The President will be co-hosting her first big event in collaboration with the Midlands Asian Lawyers Association (MALA) - the first 100 Years of Women in Law. This glittering event will showcase the achievements of inspirational women from a culturally diverse background in the legal profession. The President will also be running an event to celebrate some of the enormous achievements to have come out of Leicester, in law, science, sport, the arts and even the outer dimensions of space.

Finally, each President chooses a Charity to support in their year. Glynis’ nominated charity will be Alex’s Wish whose prime objective is to fund research into a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy that affects around 1 in 3,500 boys and some girls. Many are wheelchair bound by the time they are 10. Most will not survive beyond their mid-twenties. Leicestershire Law Society will be playing its part in funding the search for the cure that will ensure the current generation of children diagnosed with this terrifying disease will be the first survivors.

Our President said “I wish to thank the Executive Committee and Main Committee and all the members for giving me this opportunity of being your representative for the next 12 months. You have my assurance I will do all that I can to discharge my responsibilities with commitment and integrity, and with the pastoral care of the Leicestershire Law Society at the heart of my presidential endeavours”.