Ian Jeffery is chief executive of the Law Society of England and Wales.

Ian joined Lewis Silkin in 1990 and qualified as a solicitor in 1992.

He has developed extensive experience in information technology and intellectual property law and rose through the ranks quickly, becoming a partner in 1998 and managing partner at the age of 37 in 2005.

Ian has recently acted as an independent consultant, using his extensive leadership experience to advise law firms and professional services organisations.

He also acts an adviser to high potential businesses in the legal tech space and has sat on numerous boards across different industry sectors.