Law Society of England and Wales

Council Report - January 2013

David Dixon - Council Member’s Diary

LOG OF LAW SOCIETY COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS ATTENDED 2012-2013

Council meetings

  • 10 October, 5 & 6 December.
  • Future meetings scheduled for 6 February, 27 March, 15 May, 11 July. 
  • Law Society AGM on 5 July. 
  • I participated in a teleconference on the Society’s budget for 2013 on 23 November.

Wales committee

  • 3 October, 12 December.
  • Future meetings scheduled for 12 February, 13 March, 5 June.
  • Silk Commission sub-committee meetings on 9 January, 23 January.
  • I chair this committee.

RAB Education and Training committee

  • 12 September (teleconference), 20 September.
  • I missed the meeting on 1 November because I was on annual leave.
  • Future meetings scheduled for 29 January, 12 March, 21 May, 23 July.

Other attendances and activities

  • I attended the annual Law Society lecture at the National Eisteddfod in Llandow on 9 August.
  • I was a member of the panels interviewing applicants for vacancies on the Wales committee on 20 August and 11 December.
  • With Lowri Morgan I participated in a teleconference with Mark Stobbs, the Law Society’s director of policy, on 23 August.
  • I held meetings with Lowri Morgan at Capital Tower on 23 August, 18 September, 26 September and 22 November. 
  • I attended a meeting of the Law Society’s Legal Affairs and Policy Board (LAPB) at Chancery Lane on 27 September.
  • I attended the LAPB Committee Chairs’ meeting on 14 November.
  • I attended the Counsel General’s public lecture Wales a Jurisdiction? at Cardiff Law School on 15 November.
  • I attended the COLP Forum run by the Law Society jointly with Riliance on 28 November.
  • I wrote an article for the December issue of Legal News.

LOG OF LOCAL LAW SOCIETY MEETINGS ATTENDED 2012-2013

Cardiff Council meetings

  • 3 September. 1 October, 5 November, 3 December, 7 January.
  • Future meetings are scheduled for  4 February, 4 March, 8 April,? May, AGM, 3 June, 1 July.

Cardiff Council Finance & Policy committee meetings

  • 24 October, 13 December.
  • I missed the meetings on 15 August, 19 September and 26 November because of work commitments.

Cardiff Council Regulatory Issues Sub-committee meetings

  • I missed the meeting on 20 November.
  • Confederation of South Wales Law Society meetings:
  • I missed the meeting on 5 September.
  • Associated Law Societies of Wales meetings:
  • No meetings are scheduled.
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