Janet Paraskeva to be Chair of CLC
Former Chief Executive of the Law Society, Dame Janet Paraskeva, has been named as new Chair of the Council for Licensed Conveyancers for initial four year term with effect from 1 May 2015.
This appointment follows the stepping down of Anna Bradley after five years leading the organisation.
Dame Janet, who was Law Society Chief Executive from 2000 to 2006, has since served as First Civil Service Commissioner, been an independent member of the Consumer Council for Water, a non-executive director of the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, Chair of the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission and is currently Chair of the Appointments Commission for the States of Jersey. Dame Janet was made a Privy Councillor to assist in her role as a member of the Detainee Inquiry established by the Prime Minister in 2010.
Dame Janet Paraskeva said:
“I am looking forward to working with the Council and staff of the CLC. The team, along with my predecessor Anna Bradley, have set a clear strategy for the organisation. There is much now to be done to ensure that this specialist regulator of legal services can increase its support for innovation and growth in the legal sector for the benefit of consumers as well as providing an alternative model of regulation to inform change across the legal sector.”