David Wood, a partner at Langleys Solicitors, has been appointed Under Sheriff of Lincolnshire.
David is head of private client and agriculture at Langleys. In his new role, he will support the new High Sheriff for Lincolnshire, Jill Hughes, who is also Deputy Lieutenant for the county.
By law, the Under Sheriff has to be a Solicitor. David will assist with the arrangement of events such as the annual High Sheriff’s awards, garden party and the annual Legal Service in Lincoln Cathedral, to which members of the Judiciary, the legal profession and other partner agencies are invited as well as a wide range of other local people.
He said: "It’s a great honour to be appointed as Under Sheriff for the county of Lincolnshire and this will enable me to put something back into Lincolnshire and the community."
David specialises in providing inheritance tax and capital gains tax advice for individuals, businesses and farmers. He is a member of the Agricultural Law Association and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
There is a High Sheriff in every county in England and Wales. Supporting the Crown and the Judiciary remain central elements of the role. The High Sheriff will usually attend at Royal visits to the county, and will also attend to the welfare of visiting High Court Judges, and occasionally sit with them at Court in an observatory role.
A key role of High Sheriffs is to actively lend support and encouragement to crime prevention agencies, the emergency services and to the voluntary sector. In recent years High Sheriffs in many parts of England and Wales have been particularly active in encouraging crime reduction initiatives, especially amongst young people.