Forbes Solicitors Welcome Bar President to City Headquarters

Chairman of PILS M. Lee, President of the Law Society of England and Wales, I. Stephanie Boyce, Craig MacKenzie, Head of High Profile and Private Crime Division at Forbes Solicitors and Pauline Rigby, Managing Partner at Forbes Solicitors

Forbes Solicitors welcomed the President of the Law Society of England and Wales, I. Stephanie Boyce, and the Preston Incorporated Law Society (PILS) to their new offices in Preston as they continue to support the city’s position as a as a center of legal excellence.


The Lancashire-based law firm, which works with clients across the region and nationally, hosted the latest PILS meeting on Tuesday 20 September.

The society committee, including Craig MacKenzie of Forbes Solicitors, discussed initiatives and events to help promote the development of lawyers in Preston and the wider legal community.

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PILS was established in 1834 and represents the interests of those working in the legal profession in Preston.

The company is planning a series of networking events over the coming months to bring professionals together and share best practices.

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Craig MacKenzie, Partner and Head of Private and High Level Crimes Division at Forbes Solicitors, said: “It is a privilege to be involved with the Preston Incorporated Law Society and to be able to discuss our projects with Stephanie Boyce – an inspiring and extremely experienced member of the legal profession.

“PILS plays such an important role in helping to encourage the development of local legal talent and forging links that stretch from Preston across the UK.”

The Law Society of England and Wales is the independent professional body for solicitors.

In 2021, Stephanie Boyce became the 177th person, sixth woman, first black office holder, first person of color and second in-house counsel in nearly 50 years to serve as president of the company.

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