Suki Binjal Highlights Her Term of Office at the LLG AGM

Publish date: 01/04/2019

Suki Binjal handed the Presidency of LLG to Phillip Horsfield at the LLG AGM at the Weekend School 2019 on 30th April in London. Suki looks back on her Presidency and highlights all the work undertaken over the past year.

This has certainly been an extraordinary year for me as President as I worked in collaboration with the Board to push forward on transforming the company and implementing outcomes of the previous governance review.

We now have a revised, fit for purpose board composition; a new permanent CEO; a 3-year living strategy plan and a revised election process. We have also employed more staff and revised roles, launched live webinars, published the MO handbook, created more bursary opportunities, begun work on digital transformation, produced a fairer membership subscription scheme and engaged far more with stakeholders and corporate partners including our high-profile work on Brexit with the Ministry and the Golden Triangle Campaign.

All this and of course, our flagship annual conferences - the Weekend School, the Governance Conference and our Stakeholder Events. LLG also recognised the outstanding talent of you, our membership, at the Awards Ceremony last November in London.

I have travelled all over the country and beyond this past year, attending and speaking at regional events and conferences. Representing LLG before a variety of organisations with whom we collaborate has been an important but thoroughly enjoyable part of being President. My attendances included our colleagues in Ireland and Scotland:- LASBA & SOLAR; The Law Society; The Society of County Treasurers; the Ministry; The Legal Services Board; SOLACE; CIPFA, ADSO, The Committee on Standards in Public Life and the Westminster Legal Policy Forum to name but a few. I have also sat on committee with the Solicitor's Regulation Authority, the Fighting Fraud & Corruption Locally Board (FFCL) where I was asked to represent the Board and the FFCL in Vienna and Transforming Women's Leadership in Law. Indeed, I was surprised to learn that since I commenced by Presidency, I have attended over 43 events in that capacity alone, and many more with a variety of differing 'hats' on. I won't of course be leaving LLG immediately as I will be taking up the role of Immediate Past President and will continue to support the Board in that capacity.

LLG will continue to build on our campaigns, to adapt and respond to the changing legal landscape and to continue to represent you, our valued membership in unity and with strength.

May I take this opportunity once again to thank our Corporate Partners for their support this past year and each and every one of you for your continuing commitment, diligence and contribution to your profession.

I must also take this opportunity to thank the LLG board members for their service and support this past year. A special note of thanks must also go to our committed National Experts, Regional Experts and Branch Officers who give so much of their free time to support the aims and objectives of the organisation and without whom we simply could not have accomplished so much.

Lastly to those working behind the scenes; our valued staff members. Thank you for your support and dedication.

It has been an absolute pleasure and honour to have served as the LLG President and I wish the new President all the very best in the continuation of LLG's development.

Suki Binjal

Immediate Past President