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DR. I.STEPHANIE BOYCE (HON. CAUSA)
LLB (HONS), LLM, DIPICARB, FCG, FRSA, FKC, HONORARY PROFESSOR OF LAW

The Expert Adviser, Strategic Consultant, Thought Leader, Campaigner and Speaker

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History Maker​

  • After four attempts I. Stephanie Boyce made history by becoming the 177th, the sixth female, the first person of colour and the second in-house solicitor in almost 50 years to become president of the Law Society of England and Wales in March 2021.

  • Stephanie is a multi award winning, highly experienced, approachable and inspiring adaptable leader, including leading through turmoil and challenging times. She has a strong values-based ethos that delivers excellence. A strategic thinker and influencer who ensures stakeholders are engaged and motivated to succeed. She delivers measurable and sustainable results and she is keen to use her experience to change the narrative.

 

Meet I. Stephanie Boyce

​Stephanie was admitted as a solicitor in 2002 and has a wealth of experience in corporate governance, regulatory frameworks and professional regulation. Stephanie holds a Master of Laws in public law and global governance from King’s College London and is a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of The Society of Leadership Fellows.

 

Stephanie is the former chair of the Law Society Council, former Council member of the Law Society of England and Wales representing the Women Lawyers Division, former Chair of the Strategic Litigation Group and former member of the Board of the Law Society, a solicitor member of the Joint Tribunal Service and holds a number of statutory appointments with her local authority. Stephanie is a former member of the HM Treasury and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) commissioned - independent Taskforce to boost socio-economic diversity at senior levels in UK financial and professional services. She is also a member of Thomson Reuters Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law Advisory Board and sits as a Commissioner on the National Preparedness Commission to promote better preparedness for a major crisis or incident and the Shinkwin Commission looking at how business can harness diverse talent for success.

In 2020 Stephanie was voted on to the Governance Hot 100 - Board Influencer and made the Power List 100 Most Influential Black People in the UK in 2021, 2022 and 2023 and jointly awarded the 2022 Burberry British Diversity Awards-Inspirational Role Model of the Year.

Stephanie is an Honorary Professor of Law, The Dickson Poon School of Law and a Fellow of King’s College London. Holds Honorary Doctorates of Law from Keele University, the University of East London and the University of Law for her work on equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and contribution to the legal profession. Stephanie is the recipient of the King’s College London Distinguished Alumni of the Year award 2022 and recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Women & Diversity in Law for her work on EDI and her contribution to the profession. Stephanie also received the High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire award for her leadership of the legal profession during the COVID-19 pandemic and services to EDI.

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