Voting is open for the Law Society of Scotland In-house Lawyers Committee (ILC) Convener election and all in-house solicitors are being encouraged to make the most of their vote.

The ILC Convener will play a major role in leading and supporting the in-house community and representing in-house solicitors on the Law Society Council. Two nominations have been put forward for the position:

-       Graeme McWilliams (nomination for convener)

-       Allan Steele & Andrew Todd (nomination for co-convener)

Beth Anderson, Head of Member Engagement for In-house Lawyers at the Law Society, said: "The ILC Convener will play an important role at the Law Society. They will represent the views of Scottish in-house solicitors, ensuring the Society understands their needs, making decisions affecting the profession and helping to lead legal excellence. I would encourage our in-house members to take the opportunity to vote for their preferred candidate.”

TheILC was set up in 2015 to represent, support and promote the interests of Law Society members working in-house in Scotland and beyond.  It continues the work of the ILG Committee, which was established in 1973 as an independent committee of the Society. 

The ILC Convener will be a co-opted member of the Law Society Council. The appointment will start on 1 July 2016 and run for three years until 30 June 2019.

In-house members have until 12 noon, 1 July 2016 to log in and cast their votes using the Society’s secure online voting system.

More information about the candidates and how to vote can be found on the Society’s website at /ilc-election