Law Society elects new deputy vice president

updated on 10 June 2024

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The Law Society Council has elected Brett Dixon to be the new deputy vice president. Dixon will take office in October 2024, become vice president in 2025 and president in 2026.

Dixon said: “I’m delighted to be elected deputy vice president. As we enter the Law Society's bicentennial year, it is a time for celebration and a pivotal moment to plan for the future.”

Dixon qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and now works as a consultant solicitor specialising in strategic litigation. He became a council member of the Law Society in 2019 and is also an accredited mediator who holds higher rights of audience in civil matters.

In addition, he’s a member of the Civil Justice Committee, which he previously chaired, and the Policy and Regulatory Affairs Committee. He’s also a past president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and currently holds the role of secretary and senior fellow, which was awarded to him to recognise his work in the practice area.

Dixon previously implemented a policy to assist vulnerable people in the civil court system, as a member of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee, and assisted with the reform of the civil, family and tribunal systems in England and Wales. He explained that, as the Law Society deputy vice president, he aims to “chart a course through digital change to ensure that the legal profession remains innovative and adaptable in the face of evolving technologies as well as promote a diverse and inclusive profession”.

Law Society President Nick Emmerson said: “I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the newly elected deputy vice president.  Brett emerged from a strong pool of candidates and his election is a testament to his dedication, expertise and commitment to the legal profession.

“I’m confident that Brett’s tenure will inspire, drive progress and help the Law Society navigate the future successfully for our members, the legal community and society. I wish Brett all the best.”