Law Society tribute to Joe Beltrami
Commenting on the death of Scottish solicitor Joe Beltrami, Alistair Morris, president of the Law Society of Scotland, said:
“Joe Beltrami was a towering figure in Scotland’s legal landscape and will be much missed by all those who knew him.
“Joe became a household name as one of the country’s foremost criminal defence solicitors and after campaigning for extended rights for solicitors to represent clients in Scotland’s higher courts, qualified as one of the first solicitor advocates. We were delighted to award him honorary life membership of the Law Society in 2009 for the enormous contribution he made to the solicitors’ profession during a career which spanned more than 50 years.
“We offer our sincerest condolences to his family and friends.”
ENDS 24 FEBRUARY 2015
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