We now have more members practising in the UK outside of London who are vital to the continued growth and success of our Association. Our regional membership is split into 8 groups (East Anglia, Midlands, North, South Coast, South West and South Wales regions and Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland) each providing their own training and support networks.

Attending training and social events organised in a region gives our members an inexpensive opportunity to gain CPD training, network and share best practice with other solicitors in varying stages of their career and from a variety of backgrounds. Our regional members include sole practitioners through to global law firms – everyone is welcome. Experienced barristers deliver much of our training which also provides a platform for you to build stronger relationships with a variety of Chambers and barristers. Upcoming training and events in your area will be listed in the Events section.

Our success in the area of law reform and lobbying is determined by the ideas and feedback from our members. We want to know what our members think. We will continue to successfully lobby Parliament where we feel the law needs reform. The Chair of the Regional Committee sits on our Executive Committee which meets on a monthly basis and makes sure that our regional members have a voice.

Regions Chair

Paul Barker

Gowling WLG
2 Snowhill
West Midlands
B4 6WR

Phone: 0121 393 2389


Paul Barker

Gowling WLG, Birmingham
Phone: 0121 393 2389


Rob Shaw

DLA Piper, Leeds
Phone: 0114 283 3312


Stephen Goldie

Brodies, Edinburgh
Phone: 0141 2456226

South Coast

Nicola Davies

Paris Smith, Southampton
Phone: 023 8048 2212

South West & South Wales

Emily Van Schalkwyk

Osborne Clark, Bristol
Phone: 0117 917 3642

East Anglia




Sam Cook

Nockolds, Bishop’s Stortford
Phone: 01279 712517

Northern Ireland

Stuart Nevin

Shoosmiths, Belfast
Phone: 03700 861 584