A significant milestone will be reached for the Law Society of Scotland later this year when long-standing Chief Executive Lorna Jack steps down.

The professional membership body for Scottish solicitors today announced that Lorna will be retiring at the end of 2021. She has been in post for almost 13 years, leading the Society through a significant programme of modernisation to lead legal excellence for the solicitor profession.

Lorna said: “It has been an immense privilege to lead the team at the Society over these years. The Society has a fantastic team of colleagues, and it has been an honour to work alongside them, our members, volunteers and office bearers during my time here.

“While there are still many and varied exciting challenges ahead, I feel the time is right to pass the baton to a successor.”

Ken Dalling, President of the Law Society, said: “We have been extremely fortunate to have Lorna as our chief executive for the last 13 years. She has been a fantastic support to me and to each of my predecessors as president during that time, as well as an inspiring leader to the staff team. We wish her all the very best in the future.”