Souness Stone Law Partnership partner Alison Souness has been re-elected President of the New Zealand Law Society's Hawke's Bay branch.
Ms Souness graduated BA, LLB from Otago University and was admitted in August 1992, joining Whanganui firm Cameron Ross. She moved to Hawke's Bay to join Callinicos McDowell before setting up practice on her own account.
After working in sole practice for a year, Ms Souness and her husband Richard Stone formed Hastings firm Souness Stone Law partnership.
Ms Souness specialises in family law, and is regularly appointed lawyer for the child and lawyer to assist the Family Court.
Also at the branch AGM on 11 August 2016, Maria Hamilton was re-elected as Vice-President and Jol Bates, Matthew Dixon, Darren Foster, Nigel Loughnan, Robyn Matthews and Bodee Oliver were elected to the branch Council.