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The Executive

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

The current membership of the Executive is:

Officers of the Society

Immediate Past President, Professor Lucy Vickers, Oxford Brookes
President, Professor Paula Giliker, Bristol
Vice President, Professor Duncan Sheehan, Leeds
Vice President Elect, Professor Claudina Richards, UEA
Honorary Membership Secretary, Professor Marek Martyniszyn, Queens University Belfast
Honorary Subject Sections Secretary, Professor Nicola Wake, Northumbria
Honorary Treasurer, Professor Stephen Hardy, Hull
Honorary Secretary, Professor Anne Davies, Oxford
Convenor for Scotland, Professor Paul Beaumont, Stirling
Convenor for Ireland, Dr Desmond Ryan, TCD

Other Ex Officio Members of Executive

Joint Editors of Legal Studies Dr Rachel Cahill-O’Callaghan, Cardiff; Dr Niamh Dunne, LSE; Professor James Lee, KCL; and Dr Rachael Walsh, TCD.
Editor of The Reporter Dr Ruvi Ziegler, Reading
Chair of Legal Education Sub-Cmte Dr Gary Betts, Coventry University
Digital Communications Officer Ms Natalie Wortley, Northumbria  (co-opted)
Chair of EDI Committee Ms Samira Hussain, Arden University

Ordinary Members of Executive

Appointment Period
2022-25 Dr Mark Coen, UCD
2022-25 Professor Devyani Prabhat, Bristol
2021-24 Dr Eloise Ellis, UEA
2021-24 Professor Fiona de Londras, Birmingham
2021-24** Dr Anne Wesemann, Technische Universität Chemnitz
2023-26** Dr Brian Christopher Jones, University of Liverpool
2023-26** Dr Claire Bessant, Northumbria
2023-26** Dr Can Eken, Durham
2023-26 Dr Noreen O’Meara, Surrey


** A recent member.  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.’