A Lancashire County Council officer has taken up a historic position as the first female president of the Preston Incorporated Law Society.
Beverley Cullen was selected as the new president at the Preston Law Society's AGM in April. She is Assistant Group Head of Community Services for the County Council's Legal Services Group.
As president, Beverley will represent the interests of the legal profession in the Preston area, at regional and national level.
"It's an honour and a privilege to be chosen as the first female president of such a prestigious group, especially as I was born and have lived in Preston all my life.
"The president is normally chosen from a private sector company, so it's quite an achievement to be chosen from the public sector. It's obviously a sign that we are doing things well."
Beverley, a Fulwood resident, originally worked at County Hall in the mid 1980s, but transferred to the Civil Service when the Prosecuting Solicitor's Office became the Crown Prosecution Service in the mid 1990s. She returned to County Hall in 2000.
Notes for Editors
The Preston Law Society was established in 1834 and incorporated in 1896, it represents the interests of legal professionals at local and national level.
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