Author: Gail Harris
A full-time working mum has taken on yet another challenging role!
Emma Beazley, who is mum to three daughters and an associate solicitor at Atherton Godfrey, has recently been elected to the role of president of the Doncaster and District Law Society (DDLS).
The society supports local community initiatives, such as the Doncaster schools mock trials which sees pupils taking part in mock criminal trials held at the local magistrates court. The trials are a good opportunity for the local profession to support the young people in our community and to help them understand more about what is involved in the legal system.
Also on the society’s agenda is a programme of direct engagment with MPs, responding to consultations and representing members at a national level. This is a very important role for the society and Emma wil be working to develop the relationship further still. Members of the society help to raise issues that directly affect people needing to access legal advice, such as the withdrawel of legal aid, the introduction of conveyancing panels and not least, the very unpopular reforms to civil courts and megical negligence law.
Emma who has already attended her first offical engagement with the opening of the legal year at York Minster, is joined on the committee by four of her colleagues from Atherton Godfrey; Diane Parker, Sarah Naylor, Asia Munir and Angela Sandhal.
Emma commented: “I’m delighted to have been elected as president. It’s a very exciting time for the society as we aim to increase our MP engagement, gather support for the challenges facing the legal industry and continue to provide support for the society’s members.”