Cripps COO to lead Law Society
Christina Blacklaws, Chief Operating Officer of law firm Cripps, has officially taken office as Deputy Vice President of the Law Society and will become its President in two years’ time.
The Law Society represents the interests of the public together with 165,000 solicitors in England and Wales and Christina’s appointment is the result of an election by the Law Society Council. She will be Deputy Vice President for a year and will progress to Vice President in 2017 and President in 2018.
“I am honoured, delighted and humbled to have been elected,” she said. “These are challenging times and I look forward to engaging with the Law Society’s diverse membership and working to ensure the organisation is a relevant and effective representative body in a changing professional landscape.”
Christina is a long standing member of the Law Society’s Council with an impressive record of high profile representative roles and is currently an executive member of the Family Justice Council. Before joining Cripps in 2014 she successfully ran and managed an innovative hybrid (part virtual, part high street) firm and was most recently Director of Policy at the Co-operative Legal Services.
At Cripps, Oxford educated Christina plays a pivotal role in helping the firm develop innovative and efficient ways to respond to changes in a fast moving and highly competitive market and ensure clients receive the best possible service. She will continue in this role throughout her time as an office holder.
Cripps Managing Partner Gavin Tyler said: “We are delighted by Christina’s appointment and this prestigious role will make her one of the legal profession’s most influential ambassadors at a time when it is going through a great period of very significant change.”