Edwin Coe is delighted to announce that David Greene yesterday took up the role of President of The Law Society. He won the Law Society’s presidential election for 2018 and was appointed as deputy vice president in July 2018, becoming vice president in 2019 and now president in 2020. The Law Society’s president represents the organisation at home and abroad and is chair of their Council.

David is the firm’s Senior Partner and Head of Group Action Litigation. He led the Article 50 Brexit litigation in 2016 and has worked on group actions in the UK since the 1988 Lockerbie bombing. He has for many years advised sovereign states on disputes in international tribunals and particularly specialises in work involving governments in sub-Saharan Africa advising on civil justice and human rights.

Managing Partner, David Kinch said “We are delighted that David has been elected to lead the profession. It is well deserved recognition for his contribution to the profession over more than four decades and dedication in campaigning for civil justice and in his pioneering group action litigation work. It is a huge honour for the firm.

David’s inaugural speech is available here.

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Edwin Coe LLP is a full service law firm based in the heart of London’s historic legal district in Lincoln’s Inn. Founded in 1913, we have grown from our litigation origins to become a thriving and dynamic practice, providing a comprehensive range of legal services to meet the needs of a wide variety of businesses, individuals and organisations based throughout the UK and internationally.

With 42 Partners, we are ranked 115 in the 2023 edition of The Lawyer ‘UK 200’ law firms and are recommended in all the major legal directories. We provide clients with innovative, tailored and integrated legal services and combine a highly personal and responsive service with industry leading expertise.

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