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Tributes paid to retiring Law Society Council members

26 April 2013 | tagged News release

Warm tributes have been paid today to three Law Society Council members, including two long-standing members, who have retired after almost 25 combined years of service.

Jamie Millar served as President of the Society during 2010 and 2011, having previously been the organisation's Vice President and Treasurer. He has represented solicitors in Glasgow and Strathkelvin since 2004.

Andrew Glencross joined the Council in 1999 to represent solicitors in Kilmarnock. He is the Convener of the Society's Complaints Sub-Committee, formerly the Client Care Sub-Committee, which is responsible for policy in relation to dealing with conduct complaints. He previously convened a Client Relations Sub-Committee, dealing with individual complaints.

Council member for Glasgow & Strathkelvin Michael Nicholson also retired today after a year on Council. He recently left law firm Harper Macleod to take up a new role as company secretary at Celtic Football Club.

Paying tribute, current President Austin Lafferty said: "Both Jamie Millar and Andrew Glencross have made huge contributions to the Law Society and to the solicitor profession. They will be sorely missed.

"Jamie provided true leadership during his presidential year at a time when the profession was wrestling with many thorny issues, not least the legislation introducing alternative business structures. However, at all times Jamie remained true to his principles and as a gentleman of honour and integrity.  If ever there was a President who lived up to the motto of 'Keep Calm and Carry On' - it was Jamie.

"Andrew Glencross has been one of our longest serving and most respected Council members who always had a clear grasp of even the most complex issues. He has suffered poor health of late and all of us wish him well in his recovery.

"There is no doubt that the Council will be a poorer place without Jamie and Andrew. However, I am pleased the Society and the profession will continue to benefit from their expertise and wise counsel, with Andrew continuing to chair our Complaints Sub-Committee and Jamie through his important role as a member of the Council of Commonwealth Lawyers' Association.

"I also congratulate Michael Nicholson on his new position at Celtic Football Club and I am sorry he is retiring from Council. Over the last year, Michael has truly made his mark, raising a number of important issues on behalf of his constituents. We all wish him well with his new role."

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Val McEwan on 0131 226 8884

Email: valeriemcewan@lawscot.org.uk

26 April 2013

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