Andrew Chandler, the partner at law firm mfg Solicitors, has taken over the position from QS Parkinson Wright’s Charlotte Perry and has set out his vision for the year ahead to promote and support local lawyers in the county.
Mr Chandler, who is rated as one of the area’s leading probate specialists in the Legal 500, has pledged to support the county’s lawyers, promote the profession and raise thousands of pounds for his chosen charity, Midlands Air Ambulance.
He said: “The Worcestershire Law Society is one of the oldest of its kind in the UK so to become the new president is a tremendous privilege and honour.
“It is a wonderful opportunity and I know I have to work very hard to make as big an impact as my predecessors.
“My aim is to not only ensure we give the best possible service to our members, but also to work with the committee to promote the wide and admired legal expertise we have here in Worcestershire.
“Becoming president will also give me the opportunity to raise as much money as possible for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity by holding a variety of events,fundraisers and to promote their work at showpiece events like the society’s annual awards dinner.”
The Kidderminster-based solicitor becomes the law firm’s third Worcestershire Law Society president in ten years. Partner Iain Morrison saw a successful 12-month term in 2013 and he was followed into the role four years later in 2017 by a rural expert, and now partner, Alexandra Phillips.
The Worcestershire Law Society was formed in 1841 by a group of 12 solicitors. The historic legal group promotes the county’s legal profession through events, seminars and fundraising activities.