Geldards property lawyer appointed Deputy Vice Chair of Leicestershire Law Society

Geldards is delighted to announce that Chimdinma Nwaigwe has been appointed as Deputy Vice Chair and member of the Executive Committee of Leicestershire Law Society.

Chimdi is a solicitor in the Commercial Property team at Geldards and is also a qualified Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. She acts for a variety of large retailers advising them on the management of their property portfolios, as well as acting for charities, Local Authorities and institutional lenders.

As a Leicester resident, Chimdi first joined Leicestershire Law Society in 2021 and has taken a number of active roles on the committee including honorary treasurer, ensuring the Society maintains a healthy financial position.

Chimdi was nominated as Deputy Vice President at the Society’s last AGM and hopes to take up the position of Vice President and subsequently President over the next two years.

In her role as an executive member, Chimdi ensures that the Society meets its objectives for the year which include increasing membership, working closely with universities and professional bodies to create opportunities for members, facilitating networking between members and providing relevant training for practitioners.

One of Leicestershire Law Society objectives is to improve equality and diversity within the Society and Chimdi plays an active role on the Equality and Diversity Society sub-board.  Chimdi is passionate about  promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and is the co-administrator of a group of over 570 Nigerian Lawyers in the UK, providing mentorship and support to Nigerian legal professionals seeking to practice law in the UK.

Chimdi says:

“I joined the LLS because it is one of the oldest and most prestigious law societies in the Country and I was eager to meet and network with like-minded professionals. The membership of LLS also reflects the diverse mix of people in the Leicestershire region which is a testament to the Society’s aim to promote EDI in both the legal profession and the society.”

Find out more about Leicestershire Law Society.


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