The Law Society is keen to encourage greater diversity in the composition of its Council and its policy committees. 

To encourage more applications from our under represented members, we’re offering a FREE webinar. This session will give participants the opportunity to take part in an interactive discussion with current Council and committee members drawn from diverse backgrounds.

Speakers will use this interactive webinar session to discuss:

  • Their own background and practise area
  • what motivated them to become volunteers
  • The benefits of being a volunteer as an individual, and in the wider context of your practice and career development

Who should participate? 

The event is aimed at qualified solicitors across all areas of legal practise, both practising and non practising.

For further information, please visit our website here:


Sundeep Bhatia 
Sundeep Bhatia qualified in 1994 and is a solicitor advocate with Higher rights (criminal), and a Duty solicitor. Since 2007 Sundeep has been a sole practitioner at Beaumonde law practice specialising in employment law and civil litigation whilst performing criminal defence work as a consultant to Harrow solicitors and advocates

Stephanie Boyce
Stephanie Boyce was admitted in 2002 and specialises in public, regulatory and administrative law. Stephanie has board and membership experience with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, as the past Honorary Secretary to the City of Westminster and Holborn Law Society, and as an independent person with local authorities Standards committee. 

David Merkel
David Merkel qualified as a solicitor in 1976. David worked in Local Government until 2000, specialising in statutory enforcement mainly in environmental health. Now an accredited higher education teacher, David runs courses in witness training and criminal procedures at universities, for the Army and other organisations in the UK.