Valerie Peart SolicitorThey say that time flies when you are enjoying yourself, and I would have to admit that my participation on the Law Society Council since 2009, has been amongst the most enjoyable and memorable time of my career, to date.

With changes coming that are inevitable, the next few years are likely to challenge us even more, which is why I seek to remain involved at Council level and for that, I NEED YOUR VOTE!


I have always been genuinely overwhelmed by the level of response that I have received when seeking support at election time and I like to think that I have made and will continue to make a valuable contribution to the work of Council.

I have chaired and participated in many of the Law Society Committees and Working Groups and Task Forces, while on Council. This work is both rewarding and inspiring. There is always something new to learn.

One of my proudest achievements to date has been my involvement in designing, and hopefully soon delivering, the Practice Management Standard, to be known as Legal Services Excellence. It was my privilege to chair the Working Group, and to now participate in the Steering Group as we see Legal Services Excellence become a reality for the Profession. We are, understandably, bereft without our friend and colleague, Attracta O’Regan as we near completion, but such was her energy and enthusiasm for this project, we are confident that all of her guidance and help will inform and support us, as we reach the finish line.

As I have said many times before, I am totally committed to working with the Profession and for the Profession. In my role as Principal here at Pearts I am privileged to work for and on behalf of so many of our rural and city-based colleagues and through that work I have come to understand only too well the difficulties being faced by so many Solicitors at the moment.

I believe in the need for good communication and if re-elected I would continue to foster better communication between the Profession and The Law Society.

So, thank you for taking the time to read this letter.  I hope that I can count on your vote and in return you can be assured of a Council member who is available to listen and will always turn up, to represent you, as I have proudly done, for the past fourteen years.

With kind regards,

Valerie Peart

REMEMBER: Voting is electronic this year, so once polling opens on 20th October, log on to the Council Elections page of the Law Society Website here and there you will be able to cast your all-important VOTE.