Ex-officio members

Graham Matthews

Vice President 2016/17
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Graham Matthews qualified as a solicitor in 1979. After an apprenticeship in Musselburgh, he returned to his native Aberdeenshire in  January 1981 to take up an assistant post in Inverurie and never left, having now occupied the same office and same desk for 35 years.

He joined the Law Society’s Council in 2005 and has sat on and convened many committees and working parties before being elected Vice President for 2016/2017 in December.

Graham is enthusiastic about the legal profession and particularly high street practice and all it entails, including legal aid, access to justice and education.

His interests outside law include learning to ride, ballroom dancing, family, music, fast cars and bikes.

Convener of Professional Practice Sub-Committee
Chairman of Professional Practice Rules and Waivers Sub-Committee
Convener of Remuneration Committee
Vice convener of Guarantee Fund Sub-Committee
Member of the Regulatory Committee
Member of the Finance Committee