Originally from West Sussex Peter has worked in private practice in Leicester since graduating in the mid 1970s and is a Partner in Jones & Duffin LLP. Peter concentrates on wills, codicils, estates and lasting powers of attorney. Married with three daughters, he is a keen motorcyclist and a former board member of the Foxes Trust, a fans based organisation linked to Leicester City Football Club.


Linda is a past President of the Law Society of England and Wales (2010-2011) and is  Law Society Council Member for Leicestershire & Northamptonshire. She has held various key roles at the Law Society including Chair of the Representation and Legal Affairs and Policy Board and Regulatory Affairs Board and is currently Chair of the Regulatory Processes Committee. She is a member of the Audit Committee and the Access to Justice Committee. She is also Chair of the Solicitors Assistance Scheme, which provides advice and assistance to solicitors facing disciplinary proceedings, and a member of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers.

Linda is a legal chair for the Taxation Disciplinary Board, the Phone-paid Services Authority and the Family Health Services Appeals Unit of the NHSLA.

She writes and lectures on regulatory and litigation topics and is a contributor to Cordery on Legal Services and is a director of the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting.


Christl Hughes is a past President of Leicestershire Law Society and and was elected Chair of  SBA -The Solicitors’ Charity in 2015. A past Chairwoman of the former national Association of Women Solicitors she remains on the committee of Association of Women Solicitors, London. Her other current roles include Legal Consultant and Trustee for the Gender Identity Research & Education Society and  East Midlands Area Representative on the national Law Society Council Membership Committee. Her hobbies include walking and reading novels.

Contributions and matters for discussion are welcomed from the membership.

In the first instance, please contact Peter Duffin at


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