Law Reform Committee

Law Reform Committee

David Newton - Convener

Michael Clancy - Secretary (michaelclancy@lawscot.org.uk)

The committees aims and functions are:

  • to fulfil the section 1 objectives of the promotion of the interests of the solicitors' profession and promote the interests of the public in relation to that profession through engagement in the law reform process
  • improve the law in the Scottish legal system for the benefit of the public and the profession through lobbying for change and through responding effectively to law reform proposals from Westminster, Holyrood, Brussels and beyond
  • advance the Law Society of Scotland as key in improving, commenting and analysing proposals for law reform which emanate from the UK Parliament and UK ministries, the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government, the EU Commission and EU Parliament