BLM partner, Joanne Francis has been appointed as a director of the Liverpool Law Society.
Joanne joins as a member of the General Committee, which is made up of up to 27 members that work to support the legal profession in the North West, communicating concerns of the membership in a public forum.
As a director of one of the largest local law societies in England and Wales, Joanne will be responsible for supporting and helping to promote the interests of a key section of the profession; and to also participate in legal debate on a number of important issues and developments. It will facilitate looking at industry issues including Government policy and affairs and ensuring information is submitted for consideration to decision makers.
BLM senior partner Mike Brown said: “It is a huge honour for BLM to be represented at General Committee level. Joanne’s appointment will provide a great opportunity for BLM to be at the forefront of debate in the legal sector in the North West, as well as a chance to engage and work with other leading practitioners in the region.
“As head of our Liverpool office, Joanne has vast experience as a practitioner in the Merseyside area and I have no doubt that her expertise will prove invaluable to the Society going forward.”
Joanne joined BLM in 1993 and heads up the Liverpool office, working on construction, retail, transport and public sector litigation. She specialises in employers and public liability; and has experience of working with companies on health and safety practices and claims management.