Office bearers & chief executive

The Society's office bearers are the president, vice president, treasuer and immediate past president. The chief executive runs the day-to-day business of the Society.

Office bearers

Eilidh Wiseman

President 2016/17
president@lawscot.org.uk
+44 (0) 131 226 7411

Eilidh is the current President of the Society.

She was first elected to our Council in August 2009 and was re-elected in 2011 and 2014 as one of the representatives for the Edinburgh constituency.

She has previously served on the Employment Law Sub-Committee and on two re-accreditation sub-committees of the Education & Training Committee. She currently sits on the editorial board of the Journal.

Born and raised in a rural community in south west Scotland, Eilidh has a good understanding of the issues and concerns of members living and working in our more remote areas.

However, much of her professional career has been spent at in the larger commercial practices. Before retiring in 2014, she held the position of partner and UK head of employment and pensions law team at Dundas & Wilson and previously sat on the firm’s Board.

Outside of her professional life, Eilidh is an enthusiastic golfer, a bookworm, novice bridge player and very slow jogger. She has two sons, Tom and Matthew, and two working cocker spaniels, Lola and Belle.

Graham Matthews

Vice President 2016/17
vicepresident@lawscot.org.uk
+44 (0) 131 226 7411

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.

Graham is vice convener of Society's Guarantee Fund Sub-Committee

Christine McLintock

Past President 2016/17
pastpresident@lawscot.org.uk
+44 (0) 131 226 7411

 

Before the merger of McGrigors with Pinsent Masons, Christine was the Risk & Knowledge Management Partner and a member of the Board of McGrigors.

She then became General Counsel for Pinsent Masons and headed up the Risk, Compliance and In-House Legal Services Group. In May 2013, she retired as a partner in Pinsent Masons to explore consultancy and non-executive opportunities.

Christine has an extensive record of involvement with the Law Society of Scotland. She joined Council in 2005 and has served on the Society's Board since its inception in 2009. Prior to that, she was a member of the Strategy and Governance Group, as well as being the Convenor of the Education & Training Committee since 2007. In that role, Christine was responsible for delivering the new route to qualification, working with the Education & Training Policy Team.

She currently works with Alistair Morris, Philip Yelland and Samantha Hollywood on the ABS licensing scheme.

She is married with two children, a dog and a goldfish. 

 

Chief executive

Lorna Jack

Chief Executive
lornajack@lawscot.org.uk
+44 (0) 131 226 7411

Lorna has been Chief Executive at the Law Society since January 2009.  Since joining she has led the Society’s staff team in delivering a program of modernisation, which has included improvements in the Society’s transparency, governance arrangements, outreach to members and stakeholders and efficiencies in business processes. That program continues.

Prior to joining the Law Society, Lorna was based in the United   States, as President Americas for Scottish Development International, the Scottish Government's trade and investment arm. Previously, Lorna was Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise Forth Valley, one of 12 local enterprise companies covering Scotland. A chartered accountant by profession, and a graduate of AberdeenUniversity.

Currently, Lorna is a Non Executive Board member of Highlands and Islands Airports Limited and Chair of their Audit Committee as well as a Trustee and Treasurer of the McConnell International Foundation.  She is also a Trustee of Fiscal Affairs Scotland.