Kevin Joynes, a Partner in the Commercial Property Team at Harrison Clark Rickerbys, has been elected President of the Worcestershire Law Society. He takes over from Nick Hughes, Senior Partner at Painters Solicitors in Kidderminster, who stood down at the Society’s AGM on 14 May. The Society, which was established in 1841 and is now in its 175th year, is one of the oldest in the Country.
Kevin qualified as a solicitor in 2001. He specialises in residential, commercial and mixed-use development work and has particular expertise in the house building sector where he has acted for most of the UK’s top ten volume house builders, as well as smaller regional developers. Kevin has previously worked in the Birmingham offices of Eversheds, Gateleys and Pinsent Masons. Kevin lives in Beoley, Worcestershire where he is a Parish Councillor. Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, Kevin worked as a Prison Officer at HMP Blakenhurst in Redditch.
Kevin said “It is an honour to serve as President of the Worcestershire Law Society. I have lived in the County for the vast majority of my life.” During his year in office, Kevin hopes to increase engagement with more of the law firms operating within Worcestershire as well as in-house and local authority lawyers. He said: “I will be seeking views in the coming weeks from both existing member firms and non-members as to what they would like to get out of the Society. I am also keen to modernise the way the Society communicates with members, using our new website (www.worcestershirelawsociety.com) and the various social media platforms, all of which I hope will help us to stay relevant.”