TLT's Robert Bourns will from today represent 166,000 solicitors as president of The Law Society of England & Wales. Robert's presidency will last for one year.
TLT's managing partner, David Pester, said: "The Law Society has an incredibly important job to do in maintaining trust and confidence across a diverse profession during what will inevitably be a period of uncertainty and change.
"Having worked with Robert for many years, I know that his extensive experience and leadership will be a great benefit to the sector, providing a strong voice at a crucial time in the profession's history.
"Robert led our equality and diversity charge here at TLT with great passion and it is reassuring to know that this will replay across the sector during his presidency."
Robert has played a critical role in the growth of TLT having held the role of managing partner for six years and senior partner for four consecutive terms, stepping down from his senior partner role in December 2015. Robert remains a partner in TLT's Employment, Pensions and Incentives group.
He is an experienced advocate and employment lawyer, with particular expertise relating to TUPE, insolvency, partnership (including LLP), the exiting of senior executives and partners and issues concerning professional conduct.
Robert joined The Law Society Council in 2011 and was elected deputy vice president in 2014. Throughout his involvement with The Law Society, he has made significant contributions to the legal sector, from representing the City of London to the work of the Equality & Diversity committee.
Robert is a trustee of a number of south west based and national charities, with a strong focus on projects that promote social mobility by raising levels of awareness and attainment.