Clive Coleman in conversation with President of the Law Society

Earlier this week, as one of a series of public and professorial lectures at the University of West London, Maltin PR Senior Partner Clive Coleman, the BBC’s former Legal Correspondent, interviewed Lubna Shuja, President of the Law Society.

Last October Lubna Shuja made history by becoming the first Asian, first Muslim and only the 7th woman President of the Law Society in its nearly 200 year history.

In front of an audience of students, staff, lawyers and interested members of the public Clive and Lubna discussed her remarkable career and a range of subjects at the forefront of current legal practice.

Lubna has made professional ethics a priority area for her year as President. She and Clive covered the ethical issues thrown up by Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) and Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs). They also spoke about equality, inclusion and diversity, and the recent Law Society guidance to law firms that they can refuse to act for polluters if a client’s activities inhibit progress toward net zero or otherwise conflict with the firm’s own ‘values’ on climate change.

The event gave UWL law students a great opportunity to hear from someone at the very top of the profession they aspire to be a part of. Lubna gave invaluable advice, drawn from her own career, on the importance of resilience and networking, and spoke of how she relished taking on the toughest of challenges.

Read more about Lubna’s storied career here.