Christina Blacklaws

Consultant and chair of the LawTech Delivery Panel and Recently President of The Law Society of England and Wales

Christina Blacklaws is Consultant and chair of the LawTech Delivery Panel and chair of Next Generation Services Advisory Group. She is the former President of The Law Society of England and Wales and the Chair of the LawTech Delivery Panel of the Government of the United Kingdom. Christina has made empowering women in the legal profession one of her major priorities for her role as President.  Promoting the use of emerging technology will also be a priority during her presidency.

She studied Jurisprudence at Oxford and qualified as a solicitor in 1991. She has developed and managed law firms, including a virtual law firm. In 2011 she set up the Co-operative Legal Services family law offering, later becoming their director of policy; and more recently she was the director of innovation at top 100 firm Cripps LLP.

Christina holds a range of public appointments, including member of the Family Justice Council, trustee of LawWorks and council member for the Women Lawyers Division.  She is an award-winning published author, speaker and lecturer and is a frequent media commentator.

The work of this Commission is vital and timely. We need to address the potential problems to enable us to leverage the benefits. In many ways, this is one of the most important issues of our time.
- Christina Blacklaws