Mears' title?

I write with reference to Mr Mears' proposed reforms. Let's face it, titles can be misleading.

In reality, the secretary general is the chief executive and the president is a non-executive chairman.

Many practitioners want the roles to be reversed. If the president became the chief executive and served for a five-year term, then there would be no need for a secretary general.

Surely this is a positive way in which Mr Mears can save the Law Society's money – by relieving the organisation's most expensive employee.

Richard Bagley

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