First non-solicitor appointed as SRA chair
25th June 2014
The Solicitors Regulation Authority has made a notable move as they appoint their first ever non-solicitor as its chair, a post to start from next year. Enid Rowlands, a non-solicitor who has been on the SPA board since 2013 takes up the chair post following her appointment from an independent panel chaired by Elizabeth Filkin, a former Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.
Rowlands takes on the role that looks set to impact on lawyers across fields, including that of in-house and locum solicitor jobs in London and across the UK, following the current chair Charles Plant’s four year term coming to an end. Plant joined the SRA in 2010 and said of Rowland’s appointment in this article, “Enid brings a wealth of experience from her roles in the public and voluntary sectors”.
A smooth transition between the former and future chair of the SRA will be secured through a close relationship between the two over the coming months as Rowlands looks towards her three year appointment due to begin next year.
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