• Vlad Valiente
  • Sheekha Saha

Secretary: Harriet Derrick (

Aims & functions of the committee

  • to engage with in-house solicitors and trainees (not working in private practice), ensuring the Law Society understands and serves their professional needs.
  • to promote the interests and status of in-house solicitors and trainees.
  • to encourage and assist in the development of better training of solicitors and trainees working in-house.
  • to promote the value of employing in-house solicitors and trainees to organisations who do not currently employ solicitors or trainees.
  • Vlad Valiente (co-convener), Dumfries and Galloway Council
  • Sheekha Saha (co-convener), Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
  • Thembe McInnes (vice convener), Edinburgh Airport
  • John Morrison (vice convener) Phoenix Group
  • Michael Byrne, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Deborah Carroll, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
  • Catherine Corr, Scottish Enterprise
  • John Forsyth, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Arlene Gibbs, Aberdeenshire Council
  • Rachael McLean, Scottish Government Legal Directorate
  • Norma Shippin, Central Legal Office
  • Neil Campbell, NatWest
  • Hope Craig, Heriot-Watt University
  • Lynette Purves, ERG
  • Anne Garness, Scottish Social Services Council