Law Week Opening Event – In Conversation with I. Stephanie Boyce, President of the Law Society of England and Wales | Free Online Forum

Monday 16th May, 2022 5:00 pm – Monday 16th May, 2022 6:30 pm
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Delivered live online .

I.Stephanie Boyce brings a fresh perspective to the law. Whilst being the 177th President of the Law Society of England and Wales and only the 6th female President, she has made history becoming the 1st Black office holder and 1st person of colour to be named President. Stephanie believes she stands as a living testament to the diversity, dynamism and growing social opportunity in the legal profession.

This exclusive Law Society event gives you the opportunity to meet Stephanie Boyce, engage in the conversation with our Western Australian panellists and get a global insight into pressing issues such as access to justice and technology, public legal education, diversity and social mobility and other subjects the conversation inspires.

Invited guest panelists include:

  • Rebecca Lee – President, The Law Society of Western Australia
  • Dr Ben Gauntlett -Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission
  • Magistrate Wendy Hughes – Perth Children’s Court, Western Australia
  • Michelle Sims – Solicitor/Coordinator – First Nations Services, Legal Aid Western Australia
  • Inzwie Murapata – Lawyer, Circle Green Community Legal, Western Australia

“Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance” Verna Myers

To book online, please do so at the above link.

For enquiries and group bookings, please call the membership team on (08) 9324 8692 or email

*Please note this forum is scheduled for 5.00pm-6.30pm AWST

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Stephanie Boyce Biography

Stephanie was admitted as a solicitor in 2002 and has a wealth of experience in corporate governance, regulatory frameworks and professional regulation. She holds a Master of Laws in public law and global governance from King’s College and is a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute.

Stephanie is a Council member of the Law Society of England and Wales representing the Women Lawyers Division and Board member of the Law Society, a solicitor member of the Joint Tribunal Service and holds a number of statutory appointments with her local authority. She has recently been appointed to the HM Treasury and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – an independent taskforce boosting socio-economic diversity at senior levels in financial and professional services.

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.

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