Former Law Society president Lucy Scott-Moncrieff has been awarded the CBE in the Queen’s new year honours list.
Scott-Moncrieff, who served as president until July 2013, received the award for services to legal aid.
She founded the virtual law firm Scomo in 1987. It now has more than 50 consultants and undertakes both legal aid and privately funded work, and won the mental health legal aid lawyer of the year award in 2005 and 2011.
Scott-Moncrieff is also the co-chair of the legal aid and access to justice committee of the International Bar Association.
Keir Starmer QC, former director of public prosecutions for the Crown Prosecution Service, is awarded the KCB. Pamela Brown, senior policy adviser for the CPS, also receives a CBE for services to law and order, particularly for human trafficking prosecution policy.
Barrister Harvey McGregor QC, warden of New College, Oxford from 1985 to 1996, is awarded the CBE for services to law and education.
John Fassenfelt, former chairman of the Magistrates' Association, receives the OBE for services to the administration of justice and the community.
Other solicitors recognised included Adam Hunt, force solicitor for Essex Police, who received the OBE for services to policing.
Gloucestershire solicitor Robin Morris, founder member and chairman of Gloucester Civic Trust, was made an MBE for services to the community. Retired solicitor Lewis Parkyn, a volunteer at Brownsea Island off the coast of Poole, Dorset, received the British Empire Medal for voluntary service to heritage and conservation.
The full honours list is available here.