New president takes over at Law Society of Scotland
New president to take over at professional body for Scottish solicitors
Senior employment lawyer Eilidh Wiseman has today taken over as President of the Law Society of Scotland.
Wiseman, who was formerly partner and head of employment at the Dundas & Wilson law firm, succeeds outgoing president Christine McLintock.
The new president was the serving convener of the society’s education and training committee and has previously served on its employment law sub-committee.
Wiseman said: “Being elected as president of the Law Society of Scotland is a tremendous honour. I am very grateful for this opportunity to work on behalf of our members and look forward to the year ahead.
“I want to thank outgoing president Christine McLintock, who has done an outstanding job in a year that included the launch of our new five-year strategy ‘Leading Legal Excellence’ and the move to brand new premises for the Law Society that better reflect a modern, adaptable and successful Scottish legal profession
“Christine has also been instrumental in the creation of our new charity, the Lawscot Foundation, which will provide financial support and mentoring for talented students from disadvantaged backgrounds who want to become solicitors. I am excited to take this forward alongside the expansion of our innovative Street Law programme and other work on fair access to the profession and new services for our members in Scotland and beyond.
“I plan to build on the work Christine has done during her term in office, alongside new vice president Graham Matthews, in leading the Society and ensuring that it can meet the needs of our membership and those who rely on solicitors’ professionalism and expertise.”
Meanwhile, Graham Matthews, council member and convener of the society’s professional practice committee, becomes the vice president of the body.
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