Christina Blacklaws is a former President of the Law Society of England and Wales. She is an innovator in the legal field and now runs her own consultancy business providing strategic advice. Christina is a non-executive director for 3 large law firms, chairs a regtech start up and is the Head of Faculty of the Legal Technology and Innovation Institute. She holds a range of public appointments including chairing Lawtech UK, being appointed to the Kings Counsel Selection Panel, and chairing the Judicial Pensions Board. As President, she chaired a Commission which reported on the use of algorithms in the justice system and spearheaded the largest ever global research on women in law, resulting in three reports and a UK government backed Pledge. Christina is the UK representative on the International Bar Association Council, and sits on the Bar Issues Commission. Domestically, Christina chairs the Civil Liberties Trust.