About This Episode
“I’ve practiced the law, I’ve practically perfected it. I’ve seen injustice in the world and I’ve corrected it.” Words from the musical ‘Hamilton’, but they could well be used to describe our guest today, Stephanie Boyce – someone who has spoken about the strong sense of justice that inspired her to study law. Stephanie is the Vice President of The Law Society of England & Wales and in October 2021, is set to become its President – only the sixth woman and the first black person, or indeed first person from any ethnic minority background, to hold the post in its almost 200 year history. Her family say they came to the UK from the Caribbean in search of faith, hope and opportunity, and in this episode Stephanie talks about how they inspired her, her experiences growing up in both the US and the UK, and the perseverance that has taken her to the very top of her profession.
I. Stephanie Boyce, Vice President, The Law Society
I. Stephanie Boyce is a solicitor, an experienced general counsel and governance expert. Stephanie has worked in-house at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She currently sits on the Law Society of England and Wales Council holding one of the seats from the Women Lawyers Division and is a Fellow of the the Chartered Governance Institute, formerly ICSA. Stephanie was elected as deputy vice president of the Law Society of England and Wales, the professional body for solicitors in 2019. She is currently the Vice President and in October 2021 she will become the 177th, the sixth female and the first black, the first ethnic minority to become president of the Law Society.