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LIV elects new President for 2020

LIV elects new President for 2020

By LIV Media

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The Law Institute of Victoria endorsed Sam Pandya as its president for 2020 at the Annual General Meeting in Melbourne last night.

Mr Pandya is a current Council member and president-elect 2019. He has 22 years’ experience in commercial, corporate and insolvency law and is the managing partner of OpusRed Lawyers.  He holds Honours degrees in Law, from the University of London, and in Accounting and Finance and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Pandya said he is proud to represent the LIV’s 19,000 members and to be the first president of Indian heritage in the LIV’s history.

“I will work hard to promote opportunities for solicitors throughout their careers, provide support and value to all our members, and promote diversity and inclusion in all its forms,” he said. “I’m proud to lead a profession that understands the importance of professionalism and the rule of law and proud of our ability to advocate for justice and provide legal assistance for the whole community.”  

Results of the annual election were endorsed at the AGM. Seven councillors were elected to the 18-member Council. Successful councillors were Caitlin Baker, Rebecca Alexander, Tom May, Lauren Crome, Caroline Counsel, John McPherson and Trieu Huynh.

Retiring Council members

LIV President Stuart Webb thanked councillors who will retire at the end of 2019 –past president Belinda Wilson, Kathy Wilson, Simon Libbis and Carrie O’Shea.

LIV CEO Adam Awty thanked president Stuart Webb for his dedication and leadership to the role in the LIV’s 160th anniversary year. Mr Webb will hand over to president-elect Sam Pandya effective from 1 January 2020.


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