Law Society welcomes new President Nicholas Fluck
11 Jul, 2013
Lincolnshire lawyer Nicholas Fluck (pictured) has been inaugurated as the Law Society’s president during today’s Annual General Meeting.
The new president assumes the role as the Law Society continues with constructive and robust engagement with the Government over legal aid.
“It’s both an honour and a privilege to have this opportunity to represent our profession as president for the next twelve months. Under my leadership the Law Society will remain committed to preserving access to justice in the face of the government’s proposed changes to legal aid. I will make no apologies for being clear to the government, the public, and other professionals the value that solicitors add to society and to all of our lives.
“As president I will continue to concentrate my efforts on promoting our solicitor profession. I will continue to work on improving the competitiveness of the environment for law firms, both at home and abroad so that solicitors can flourish, and the England and Wales jurisdiction and its solicitors are where the world’s eyes first turn when they seek legal advice.
“I will use every opportunity I have to raise awareness of the contribution solicitors make not just to their clients, but to our wider society and the economy. I will publicise the diversity of solicitors and emphasise the integrity and values they uphold.”
Nick is one of two partners in Stapleton & Son, a traditional general practice and high street firm, in Stamford, Lincolnshire. He was elected to the Law Society Council in 2005, then to the Commercial Property constituency and, since July 2012, represented the geographic constituency of Lincolnshire.
Nick has a particular interest in communications and data technology and previously chaired the Law Society’s Technology and Law Reference Group – relinquishing this appointment upon being elected deputy vice president of the Society.
The new president will be supported by vice president Andrew Caplan and deputy vice president Jonathan Smithers.