Robert Bourns is the President of the Law Society of England and Wales. Robert has significant experience managing and developing a growing business across the UK, having been managing partner for six years and was more recently senior partner at TLT. He specialises in employment law, particularly in the fields of associated regulatory law and commercial firm practice management. Robert joined Council in 2011. He is the founder and director of a small arts project as well as a trustee of a charity devoted to promoting levels of attainment and opportunity for young people in deprived areas. Robert is also currently the Chair of a Community Foundation.