Warwickshire Law Society has appointed one of the youngest vice-presidents in its history.

Rachel Gwynne from Wright Hassall solicitors has succeeded Liz Talbot, from Bonell & Co as vice-president of the Warwickshire Law Society after Ms Talbot stepped up to take on the role of president.

Ms Gwynne, aged 34, first became involved with the society, which has close to 500 members and has been in existence for more than 100 years, when she was invited to become deputy vice-president last year. This followed her work in reviving the Young Lawyers Group as chair after qualifying in January 2006 and building a strong reputation in the profession.

Ms Gwynne’s primary responsibility will be to support the new president in representing the society’s members on a regional and national basis and making sure their views are heard.

She said: “This is a real honour. I am delighted to have made the step-up to vice-president of the Warwickshire Law Society. I look forward to contributing to the continued success of the organisation. I am particularly looking forward to working with Liz in encouraging wider involvement amongst members, particularly in creating stronger ties across the region’s legal profession among all age groups from those just entering the profession to senior partners.”

Ms Talbot replaces Dawn Mobbs from Band Hatton as Warwickshire Law Society’s president for 2013/14.

She said: “I am really looking forward to working with Rachel in the forthcoming year.

“The region’s legal community faces many challenges and I’m sure Rachel and I will make a great and effective team in ensuring the society continues to provide its members with the highest level of support and representation.”