Sixty one new solicitors have been admitted to the profession at the Law Society of Scotland’s latest admission ceremony, which took place on Friday at the Signet Library in Edinburgh.
At the ceremony, President of the Law Society, Alison Atack said, “It is a great privilege for me to congratulate you on becoming solicitors. In this room, full of talented women and men, there is the potential to move mountains.
“The very act of becoming a solicitor and a member of our wonderful Scottish legal profession, is something from which you can take great satisfaction. I have been qualified for many years and still remind myself that our legal education and qualification in Scots law, is highly sought after around the world.”
The ceremony was also addressed by Baroness Goldie, former leader of the Scottish Conservatives and herself a solicitor, and by Lorna Jack, chief executive of the Society, who spoke about the Society's services and the many ways new lawyers can become involved with its work.
Ms Jack said: “The Law Society is here to support you, your career development and your futures and regulation is a core and key part of what we do. It is critical that you and your colleagues have clear and robust rules to guide you in the course of your roles, but there is so much more on offer to help you to not just do your jobs, but to excel in your roles, as fulfilled and happy individuals.”
The new solicitors admitted are: