Office bearers

Graham Matthews

President 2017/18
president@lawscot.org.uk
+44 (0) 131 226 7411

Graham is the current President of the Society.

He qualified as a solicitor in 1979. After an apprenticeship in Musselburgh, Graham 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