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Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) chair Paul Marsh has been elected as the next deputy vice-president of the Law Society, beating candidates including former Beachcroft managing partner Bob Heslett and maverick Council member Christopher Digby-Bell.
Marsh’s election was announced this morning (18 May). A property lawyer with Kingston firm Carter Bells, Marsh has been chair of SIF for three years.
The result is another disappointment for Palmer Capital Partners chief executive Digby-Bell, who was kicked off the Council in 2003. He was re-elected to the Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire seat in November 2005, after failing to win the commercial property seat earlier in the year.
Other unsuccessful candidates for the deputy vice-president post included Russell Jones & Walker partner Fraser Whitehead.
Marsh will succeed the current deputy vice-president Andrew Holroyd, who becomes vice-president after the current incumbent Fiona Woolf of CMS Cameron McKenna takes up the role of president in July this year.