Ian Jeffery

Chief Executive

The Law Society of England and Wales

Ian Jeffery joined the Law Society as Chief Executive in September 2022 following a long career as a practising solicitor.

Ian joined Lewis Silkin in 1990 and qualified as a solicitor in 1992. After qualification he specialised in information technology and intellectual property, becoming a partner in 1998 and managing partner in 2005. He then led the firm as managing partner and CEO for 15 years. During this time at the helm, he led the growth of the firm domestically and internationally, helping establish a reputation for being one of the most innovative large law firms.

As the Chief Executive of the Law Society, Ian now leads the organisation’s work in promoting, protecting and supporting the solicitor profession, access to justice and the rule of law.

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