Society welcomes appointment of Neil Stevenson as SLCC chief executive
The Law Society of Scotland has welcomed the news that the organisation's current director of representation Neil Stevenson is to be appointed the new chief executive of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission.
Law Society chief executive, Lorna Jack said: "I am delighted for Neil and congratulate him on his appointment. As someone who understands the legal profession and with his passion, good judgement and positive attitude, I know Neil is going to make an outstanding contribution as SLCC chief executive.
"Whilst I am sorry to lose Neil from the Law Society, we will benefit from his hard work for many years to come. In his time as director of representation, he has helped to transform the range of services and support we offer the profession. He has championed our innovative new Smartcard project, ensured we remain a leader on equality and diversity, and has helped develop our new long term strategy. All of us at the Law Society are grateful for everything he has done.
"I am now looking forward to working with Neil in his new role. The relationship between the Law Society and the SLCC has improved greatly over the last few years. Given the specific roles we play in the regulation of solicitors, this has been important, particularly for the public who depend on both of our organisations to work together to protect their interests."
ENDS 23 APRIL 2015
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