Claire Green has been appointed to the role of ACL policy and development officer on a six-month interim basis, with responsibility for supporting the Association’s policy agenda.
Ms Green, who stood down from ACL Council in order to take the role, will be working with the policy and law reform committee to scope and set the ACL’s direction in this key strategic area.
Maurice Cheng, ACL chief executive, said: “I am very pleased that Claire has agreed to take up this challenge. ACL’s strategic plan is dependent on coordinated activity in three key areas – education, marketing and policy development – and it is critical that we put the right resources behind policy and law reform, in the same way we have already invested in key people and plans in the other two workstreams.
“With her extensive technical knowledge, practical experience and, dare I say it, boundless enthusiasm for the profession and the ACL, Claire is the ideal person to ensure that we work on the right programmes to broaden the field for Costs Lawyers into the future.”
Ms Green added: “While it wasn’t an easy decision to step away from education, the opportunity to be part of the change management going on within the profession at this time was one I could not resist. Within my role, I hope to be in a position to make the voice of the Association heard at levels which will have a positive effect moving forward.”
She will also continue to operate Claire Green Legal Services, offering the full range of costs services to claimant and defendant lawyers, as well as building up her costs mediation practice as an accredited mediator.