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Westminster & Holborn Law Society
Law Society Council Members
Our members are represented at national level by five Council Members at The Law Society of England & Wales: two representing The City of Westminster, two representing Central London and one representing Holborn. You can read their profiles and find out how to contact them below, or via www.lawsociety.org.uk/en/about-us/our-governance/council-constituencies-and-current-members.
You can find the public papers published for each Council meeting here: www.lawsociety.org.uk/about-us/our-council
Beth Forrester (The City of Westminster)
Beth Forrester was elected as council member for The City of Westminster in July 2018.
Beth works in-house as a solicitor for Ofsted, with an office in Westminster. She advises on public and regulatory law, with a particular focus on the independent school and further education sectors. Beth previously worked as the sole litigation solicitor for Ofsted, with a specialism in defending judicial review challenges. She also has experience working for a local authority in public and children law. Prior to this, Beth trained in private practice in Brighton.
Beth is also a trustee of the Law Society Charity and previously served as a council member for the Junior Lawyers Division.
As a council member Beth is aware of the ongoing governance review and seeks to ensure that any changes improve the membership experience and representation by the society. To this end, Beth is interested in increasing engagement between the membership and the society, to understand the membership's needs and ensure that the society provides services and facilities that are valued by members. As the representative body for the profession Beth is keen that the society upholds the highest standards and promotes to the public, other professionals, government and business, the value of the profession.
Beth works full time, splitting her time between the office and remote working from home and can be contacted on twitter @BethJForrester
Nicola Rubber (The City of Westminster)
Nicola is a commercial and employment solicitor. She is the Vice President of WHLS and Chair of our Education & Training Committee and is Council Member of The Law Society of England & Wales, representing the constituency of the City of Westminster. Nicola is Immediate Past Chair of the London Young Lawyers Group, an organisation which ignited her passion for the legal community.
Paul Sharma (Central London)
Paul Sharma is the immediate past President of Westminster and Holborn Law Society and represents Central London on the Law Society of England & Wales. Paul is the founder and managing partner of Sharma Solicitors. Sharma Solicitors is a boutique employment law practice acting for both claimants and respondents, small and multinational firms. Paul worked as a trade union official before qualifying in a firm that acts exclusively for the large trade unions for their members. Paul went on to head the employment law departments of an outer London commercial firm before doing the same for a large city practice.
Laura Uberoi (Central London)
Laura is a past President of Westminster & Holborn Law Society and represents the Central London constituency on the Law Society Council. She is a co-opted member of our Main Committee.
Pavel Klimov (Holborn)
Pavel represents the Holborn constituency on the Law Society Council and advises the WHLS Main Committee on an ad hoc basis.
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