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Kirkwall Presidential tour

Date: 28th May 2019

Time: 19:30 - 21:30

Location:
The Shore
Shore Street,
Kirkwall KW15 1LG

CPD Hours: 1hour

The President of the Law Society of Scotland will be coming to meet with you. Crowd

Alison Atack, along with Council members, Sheekha Saha and Serena Sutherland and Law Society colleagues Paul Mosson and Katie McKenna are coming to see you.

This meeting will provide an opportunity to find out more about the Law Society’s key areas of work and will cover the legal services review, Lawscot Wellbeing, legal aid, and the profile of the profession research amongst other topics.

Most importantly, there will be the opportunity for you to ask questions or discuss issues affecting you and your business or organisation during the Q&A session. Should you have any issues you wish to raise in advance of the meeting please email katiemckenna@lawscot.org.uk.

Katie McKenna, Head of High Street Member Engagement
Katie joined the Law Society of Scotland as the Head of High Street Member Engagement in January 2018. Her role involves working with, supporting and representing sole practitioners and high street firms across Scotland. Katie is also the main point of contact and support for the local faculty network.  Katie is also the project lead for Lawscot Wellbeing. Katie is a solicitor who trained at McClure Naismith in 2008. Following her traineeship, she spent some time working in-house and went on to gain years of experience working with high street firms and local faculties during her time with the referral networks operated by Harper Macleod LLP and Digby Brown LLP. Katie is a council member of the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow, enjoys yoga and is currently studying Spanish at the University of Strathclyde.

Paul Mosson, Executive Director for Member Services
Paul started working for the Law Society of Scotland in November 2017. He has a strong background in delivering member services within the legal sector having worked with the Bar Council of England and Wales for nine years, starting as its Head of Member Services and ultimately as its Director of Services, Policy and Representation. Most recently he set up as a consultant and has been working with Mills Rendall & Associates on strategy development for, among others, the Birmingham Law Society and on a leadership programme.

Serena Sutherland, Law Society of Scotland Council member
Serena is a solicitor based in Kirkwall and Thurso. She has a small general practice firm.  Serena was elected to the Law Society’s Council in August 2018 and since then has been keen to meet as many people practising in her constituency as possible. Passionately committed to representing this area to the best of her ability, Serena would really appreciate meeting as many local solicitors as possible to talk about what is important to them.

Sheekha Saha, Law Society of Scotland Council member

Sheekha is an in-house solicitor with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, based in their Stornoway office, and a member of the Law Society’s Council. She has experience in many of the varied practice areas local authority work offers, but in recent years has specialised in social work law. She says that one of the most rewarding parts of her role in representing members is dealing with the varied queries and challenges members have and being able to help them with those.

If you require a Law Society Smartcard or need to renew your existing card, Katie McKenna  & Beth Anderson will be offering that service on the day. There is more information about using your smartcard on the Society’s website. Please email smartcard@lawscot.org.uk to set up a Smartcard appointment during the visit or if you have any further queries.

For new members who wish to be sworn in as a Notary Public while we in town, please contact katiemckenna@lawscot.org.uk in advance to arrange this.  

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    Speaker
    Alison Atack

    Alison Atack joined the Society’s Council in May 1998 representing solicitors in Glasgow and Strathkelvin. She is a member of the Regulatory Committee and is the former convener of the Client Protection Sub-Committee.

    She retired as a partner at Lindsays in March 2018 and has detailed knowledge and experience of private client work, including succession planning and agricultural property.

  • 20:30 - 21:30

    Refreshments & networking

Prices

This is a free event

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