Focusing on family law: a conversation with I. Stephanie Boyce

Focusing on family law: a conversation with I. Stephanie Boyce

In March 2021, I. Stephanie Boyce made history as the 177th, the sixth female, the first black office holder, the first person of colour and the second in-house solicitor in almost fifty years to become president of the Law Society of England and Wales – the independent professional body for solicitors.

She and Lisa Harker, Director of the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory, will discuss what she thinks are some of the challenges facing the Family Court and those working with families in and around it, reflecting on what changes are needed within the system if the experiences of children and families are to be improved.

As a Council member of the Law Society of England and Wales, Stephanie represents the Women Lawyers Division and is a member of Thomson Reuters Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law Advisory Board. She is a member of the HM Treasury and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy commission and sits as a Commissioner on the National Preparedness Commission and the Shinkwin Commission.

In 2020 Stephanie was voted on to the Governance Hot 100 – Board Influencer and made the Power List 100 Most Influential Black People in the UK in 2021 and 2022 and awarded the 2022 Burberry British Diversity Awards-Inspirational Role Model of the Year.

Stephanie is an Honorary Professor of Law, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London. Stephanie also received the High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire ward for her leadership of the legal profession during the COVID-19 pandemic and services to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Date: Friday 8th July
Time: 13:00 – 13:30

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We are keen to invite questions in advance via twitter, the event registration link or at [email protected]. There will also be opportunities to ask questions via the chat function during the course of the talk.

Jamie Lennox

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