We are delighted that the incoming President of the Birmingham Law Society, Linden Thomas will lead its members in supporting Central England Law Centre (alongside Citizens Advice Birmingham) to increase access to justice for people in Birmingham.

Linden officially took up her position of President at the Birmingham Law Society AGM, held on Tuesday 30 April 2019.

“I am honoured to be taking on the role of President of Birmingham Law Society. It is a dynamic and active organisation which works to bring many benefits to its members and to the wider community.  We have an exciting and ambitious agenda planned for the coming 12 months which will include a particular focus on access to justice, mental health and wellbeing in the profession and equality and access to the legal profession.  I am particularly proud to be taking on this role during the 100th anniversary year of women being able to practise law.”

Linden joined Birmingham Law School in September 2013.  As supervising solicitor she is responsible for coordinating the School's pro bono programme, which includes the Birmingham Free Legal Advice Group, the Birmingham Environmental Law Foundation Clinic, an active Streetlaw public legal education programme and many other projects.

Linden is committed to pro bono work.  She chaired Birmingham Law Society’s Pro Bono committee between 2014 and 2018 and is a Trustee and Chair of the Board for Citizens Advice Birmingham.