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Our Rules

Current Rules and Regulations

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Our History

A Short History - 1920 to 1980

For a fascinating insight into the history of our society, please download the Hastings & District Law Society, A Short History - 1920 to 1980

Kindly provided for reproduction by the author, Christopher Langdon

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Hastings & District Law Society - Members of 1953

Hastings & District Law Society - Members of 1953

Front row from left to right
Mr George Herington; Unknown; Miss Dorothy Morgan, President; Unknown; Unknown

Back row from left to right:
Unknown; Mr Logan Edgar; Mr Eric Willings; Mr Cooper-Key; Unknown; Mr M C S Langdon; Mr Guy Leggett; Mr Brackett

Hastings & District Law Society - 2009 Presidential Hand Over

6 March 2009 - Presidential Hand Over

Bryan Sagar replaces John Sperring as Hastings & District Law Society President.

Hastings & District Law Society - 2018 Presidential Hand Over

5 February 2018 - Presidential Hand Over

Mr Michael Blandy replaces Mr Geoffrey Longmire as Hastings & District Law Society President.

Our Presidents

Present - 2005

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  • 2018
  • Mr Michael Blandy
  • 2017
  • Mr Geoffrey Longmire
  • 2016
  • Ms Jane Strickland
  • 2015
  • Mrs Debra Frazer
  • 2014
  • Mr Michael J Foster
  • 2013
  • Mrs Elaine Parkes
  • 2012
  • Ms Jacqueline Eichler
  • 2011
  • Mr David Collins
  • 2010
  • Ms Angela V S Durand
  • 2009
  • Mr Bryan C Sagar
  • 2008
  • Mr John N Sperring
  • 2007
  • Ms Angela M Chivers
  • 2006
  • Mr Graham L G Deaves
  • 2005
  • Mr Alan R Craze

2004-1984

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  • 2004
  • Mr Richard J F Harrison
  • 2003
  • Mr Patrick Neville Donaldson
  • 2002
  • Mr Richard N Bryant
  • 2001
  • Mr John E S Crone
  • 2000
  • Mrs Angela K G Reid
  • 1999
  • Mr Christopher M F Langdon
  • 1998
  • Mr David Harding
  • 1997
  • Mr John A Ball
  • 1996
  • Ms Nicola C Frith
  • 1995
  • Mr David Frederick Rawlings
  • 1994
  • Mr David W Chivers
  • 1993
  • Mr John F Lamplugh
  • 1992
  • Mr Michael Maurice Slot
  • 1990
  • Mr James P A Simpson
  • 1989
  • Mr John Douglas Raeburn
  • 1988
  • Mr Ivo T Fowle
  • 1987
  • Mr Gerald P Funnell
  • 1986
  • Mr Denis J Dukes
  • 1985
  • Mr John M Midgley
  • 1984
  • Mr David Wadman

1983 - 1963

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  • 1983
  • Mr Colin W Shuttleworth
  • 1982
  • Mr Hugh H Fovargue
  • 1981
  • Mr John Ernest Stanley Griffiths
  • 1980
  • Mr W Barry Brackett
  • 1979
  • Mr Alan A E Polhill
  • 1978
  • Mr Peter J Fynmore
  • 1977
  • Mr John S Narup
  • 1976
  • Ms Cicily E Perring
  • 1975
  • Mr A Jethro Arscott
  • 1974
  • Mr D N Midmer
  • 1973
  • Mr Norman White
  • 1972
  • Mr A K Guest
  • 1971
  • Mr John W Lester
  • 1970
  • Mr Richard H Bryant
  • 1969
  • Mr W A Raper
  • 1968
  • Mr M C S Langdon
  • 1967
  • Mr J S Menneer
  • 1966
  • Mr J L Ward
  • 1965
  • Mr S S W Penry-Davey
  • 1964
  • Mr S L Clarke
  • 1963
  • Mr M S Jones

1962 - 1940

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  • 1962
  • Mr G H Gill
  • 1961
  • Mr E Willings
  • 1960
  • Mr J M Baldry
  • 1959
  • Mr R T H Perkins
  • 1958
  • Mr L A Edgar
  • 1957
  • Mr C T Chevallier
  • 1956
  • Mr F G Beckett
  • 1955
  • Mr R Lloyd Dawson
  • 1954
  • Mr St Jga Sechiari
  • 1953
  • Miss D M W Morgan
  • 1952
  • Mr A W K Brackett
  • 1951
  • Mr H G E Crafter
  • 1950
  • Mr C F Harding
  • 1949
  • Mr E P Dawes
  • 1947 - 1948
  • Mr P Idol
  • 1940 - 1946
  • Mr R W Fovargue

1939 - 1920

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  • 1939
  • Mr J E Ray
  • 1938
  • Mr G A Herington
  • 1937
  • Mr C St J Philips
  • 1936
  • Colonel F G Langham
  • 1934 - 1935
  • Mr A D Thorpe
  • 1933
  • Mr W A Raper
  • 1932
  • Mr F W Coles
  • 1931
  • Mr C S Baily
  • 1930
  • Mr N Prentice
  • 1928 - 1929
  • Mr E S Douglas
  • 1927
  • Mr C A Pead
  • 1926
  • Mr B F Meadows
  • 1925
  • Mr F C Sheppard
  • 1924
  • Mr W Carless
  • 1923
  • Mr W Dawes
  • 1920 - 1922
  • Mr H G Baily

Our Members

  • Gaby Hardwicke
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  • David Young, David Getty, Christopher Bean, Jonathan Midgley, Richard Ostle, Debra Frazer, Gordon Howard-Smith, Iona Smith, Cara Sheppard, Jane Strickland, Jon Fielden, Simon Harris
  • Heringtons Solicitors
  • heringtons.net
  • Annabel Burchett, Jane Cathcart, Sarah Clifton, David Cooper, Nikki Coward, Jenna French, Juliet Harris, Natalie Jones, Richard Lane, Alison Lindley, Natalie Mortimer, JamesĀ  Mountford, Rupert Parkes, Caroline Speed, Richard Fisher
  • Benson & Co
  • A J Benson
  • Wykeham-Hurford Sheppard & Son Ltd, Battle
  • whss.co.uk
  • Janek Malysko
  • Individual Members
  • Anthony C Shuttleworth, Gerald Funnell, Ivo Fowle, Lawrence Talbot

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