I concur with your editorial (The Lawyer 22 June) in which you suggest the profession should vote for Kamlesh Bahl as deputy vice-president. She represents a constituency of more than 6,000 members who are generally under-represented.
Commerce and Industry is an important sector of the profession. Apart from the expert legal work they do themselves, they spend millions of pounds on external legal fees. Kamlesh was a good chairman of the C&I Group. Since then she has acquired a reputation as an effective leader of the EOC.
Bahl may not be a private practitioner but she has the experience of dealing with an ever more bossy Government that would just love to take away the regulation of the profession. This is the time to harness Kamlesh's skills.