Christl Hughes is Chair of SBA -The Solicitors’ Charity.

Her other current roles include Legal Consultant and Trustee for the Gender Identity Research & Education Society, supporter of the LawCare helpline and East Midlands Area Representative on the Law Society Council Membership Committee. Her hobbies include walking and reading novels.

Christl was admitted in 1980  and until 2011 was in High St practice in Leicester city centre specialising in dispute resolution. During that time as she sat dictating late at night at the office she was regularly haunted by the ghost of Richard III whose bones unbeknown to her lay just a few yards away. In 2005 she became only the second female President of Leicestershire Law Society and in 2010 – 11 was Chair of the National Association of Women Solicitors. She  was elected to the AWS London Committee in 2014.