Ken Dalling and Amanda Millar have been elected as the newest members of the Law Society of Scotland’s Board. They will take up their new positions as of the next Board meeting on 10 July.
The Board is a committee of the Council and supports the office bearers and the Council in overseeing decisions on operational matters and holding management to account.
Founding partner of his Stirling-based firm, Ken Dalling joined the Law Society of Scotland Council in 2010 and sits on the Law Society’s Client Protection Sub-Committee, the Professional Practice Committee and Senior Solicitor Advocate Accreditation Committee.
Amanda Millar is a partner at McCash & Hunter in Perth and has been a Law Society of Scotland Council member since 2010. Amanda is the Convener of the Professional Practice (Rules & Waivers) Sub-Committee and sits on the Client Protection Sub-Committee and Audit Committee.
Lorna Jack, Chief Executive of the Law Society, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Ken and Amanda to the Board.
“They bring a fresh and diverse range of skills and experiences to the Board table and I look forward to working closely with them in the delivery of our strategy. Ken and Amanda will play a crucial role as we drive towards becoming a world-class organisation leading a highly respected legal profession.”
Now in its second year, the Law Society’s ambitious five-year strategy, Leading Legal Excellence, includes steps to improve and expand the range of services offered to members. It also seeks to widen its membership beyond the current 11,500 solicitors to include other legal sector professionals.
As the market responds to the challenges and opportunities of globalisation, law graduates expect an internationally recognised and portable qualification that allows them to practise across traditional jurisdictional boundaries. The strategy aims to ensure that the Scottish solicitor qualification is robust enough to meet those expectations.
The Board is comprised of the Law Society’s office bearers, its chief executive, five solicitor members elected from Council and one observer member.