Solicitor's new role for Law Society

2 March 1999
Manchester Evening News
Neil Barker

...ROCHDALE solicitor Edward Smethurst has been appointed by the Law Society to head a key representative group. From June 1 Mr Smethurst will become national chairman of the society's Commerce and Industry group, which represents more than 6,000 solicitors working in commerce and industry. At 30, he is believed to be the youngest-ever national chairman. He has been chairman of the Law Society north west Commerce and Industrial Group for four years and a Law Society main committee member for three years. Mr Smethurst, an in-house commericial litigation lawyer at a company in Warrington, says it is a "tremendous honour" to have been appointed by his peers to "this prestigious and important position."

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