The Executive Committee has the power to manage the affairs of the Society. It enjoys the power to direct or approve expenditure of the Society's funds. The Executive may also provide for such committees as it may from time to time deem useful. The Executive is accountable to the Council for all its activities and actions.

Elected Members of the Executive Committee

Rule 19 (g) makes provision for elections to the Executive and reads as follows:

'nine members of the Society of whom three shall be 'recent' members of the Society (being members of recent professional standing who, at the date of their election, have fewer than eight years membership), such persons to be appointed by the Council to the Executive Committee to serve for no more than three years. Once appointed to serve for a three year term and re-elected for a further three year term, a member shall not be eligible for re-appointment until one year after expiry of such term. In appointing such nine members as set out in sub-paragraph (g) above, Council shall, so far as practicable, procure a reasonable balance in such appointments, taking account of factors such as gender, ethnicity, regional representation, type of institution and subject section representation.Notices of all motions, including the names of proposers and seconders, shall reach the Honorary Secretary at least fourteen days before the day fixed for holding the meeting.'

The current membership of the Executive is:

Officers of the Society & Other Ex Officio Members of Exec

President Professor Stephen Bailey, Nottingham
Vice-President Professor Jenny Steele, York
Vice President-Elect Professor Andrew Burrows, Oxford
Immediate Past President Professor Hector MacQueen, Edinburgh
Honorary Secretary Professor Richard Taylor, UCLAN
Honorary Treasurer Professor Peter Allridge, QMW
Honorary Membership Secretary Professor Anthony Bradney, Keele
Convenor for Scotland Professor Colin Reid, Dundee
Convenor for Ireland Dr Caoimhin MacMaolain, TCD
Secretary of the Subject Sections Ms Annette Morris, Cardiff
Editors of Legal Studies Profs B Clarke, F de Londras, I Maher & C Scott
Editor of The Reporter Professor Rebecca Probert, Warwick
Chair of Legal Education Sub-Cmte Professor Fiona Cownie, Keele
Society's Webmaster Mr Richard A. Edwards, UWE

Ordinary Members of Exec

Appointment Period
2013-2016 Dr Bruce Wardhaugh, QUB
2013-2016 Navraj Singh Ghaleigh, Edinburgh
2013-2016 Dr Thom Brooks, Durham University
2011-2014 Professor Rosemary Auchmuty, Reading University
2011-2014 Dr Alison Dunn, Newcastle University
2011-2014 Mr James Lee, Birmingham University
2012-2015 Professor Alan Paterson, Strathclyde University
2011-2014 Professor Mark Bell, Leicester Universtiy
2012-2015 Mr John Tribe, Kingston University
2012-2015 Ms Nicola Wake, Northumbria University


The rules about appointment of such Ordinary members to the Executive are as in Rule 19 of the Society’s rules.  Each appointment is for three years, with three members (with only one being a recent member – defined as having less than eight years standing) standing down each year in rotation. The appointments in general should take account of gender, ethnicity, regional representation, type of institution and subject section representation.  Professor Bell has been nominated to serve a second term.

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