Law Society Chief Executive, Desmond Hudson has announced that he will retire from the role this July after the society have held their annual general meeting.
Mr Hudson has enjoyed an 8 year tender with the Society after taking on the role in September in 2006 but has recently come under a lot of pressure after a special meeting was held I December, where a motion of no confidence was narrowly backed by the members of the Society.
Talking about his decision to depart Mr Hudson said: “A year ago I took the decision to retire in 2014. It has been a privilege and pleasure to serve the Law Society during this time of change for the legal profession and I look forward to continuing to do so until I depart.
“I would particularly like to thank my colleagues and our volunteer community within the society for the support and guidance they have given me over the years. I am indebted to them and proud of what we have achieved together.”
The Society also released a statement regarding Mr Hudson’s decision saying: “Under his leadership, the society has developed to become an internationally renowned organisation that supports and represents its members around the world.
“Mr Hudson has strengthened the society by streamlining it’s management structure, introducing new technology and communication platforms, reforming pay and pension arrangements and boosting revenues generated from commercial activity to invest in member services.”
Moves are now being made to hold a second special general meeting to plan for a future with out Mr Hudson.
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