Council for the Presidential year 2018 – 2019

President – Richard Taylor

Richard TaylorRichard is a partner in the licensing department at Gosschalks. He joined Gosschalks as a trainee in 1994 and has remained with the firm ever since. Upon coming President, Richard said, “I am extremely proud to be president in our 200th year. We have so much legal talent in Hull with firms here acting for household names both nationally and internationally and providing individual clients with great service. The talent that we have here matches any other city. We need to celebrate the great work that is done here and tell people about it. I hope that in my year as president I can play my part in showcasing what we have to offer and I’ll certainly ensure that we properly celebrate our bicentenary.”

Vice President – Kylie Peach

Hon Treasurer – Sarah Thomsen

Sarah ThomsenSarah qualified as a Solicitor in 2004 and specialises in Civil and Commercial Litigation. Before qualifying Sarah graduated from Hull University with a 2:1 in LLB Law and thereafter achieved a Distinction in the Legal Practice Course while also working full time. Sarah has worked at Burstalls since 2007.

Sarah also balances work and family life and has three children that keep her busy when she is not at work.

“I am honoured to be appointed as the Treasurer for the Hull Incorporated Law Society” – Sarah Thomsen

Council Members

  • Peter Duffus
  • Hugo Moore
  • Joanne Liversidge
  • Dominic Hudson


  • Mina Andreakos
  • Ryan Crellin

JLD President

  • Shiv Nand 2017/18
  • Charlotte Bontoft 2018/19

Presidents Report

List of Presidents from 1995 to the present