Diego Gallagher has been elected to succeed outgoing DSBA president Joe O’Malley.
The election result was announced at the DSBA’s AGM (27 October).
Gallagher said that it was a great honour to accept the office of president of the DSBA for the coming 12 months.
“To be leading an association of over 3,000 practising solicitors is a personal privilege – however, this is a time of great challenge as well,” he added.
The DSBA’s work for the year ahead will focus on professional indemnity insurance, ongoing delays in court lists and major changes to working patterns as a result of COVID-19.
Gallagher will also prioritise the question of bullying and sexual harassment in the legal profession, as highlighted in a recent survey by the Law Society.