Amanda Millar and Paul Matthews have been nominated to become the next Vice President of the Law Society of Scotland.

Council members will vote for their preferred candidate and the result will be announced at the meeting on 14 December. The successful candidate will succeed current Vice President, John Mullholland, when he takes up the role of president on 31 May 2019 and can be expected to assume the presidency in turn in 2020-21.

Amanda Millar, who joined Cuncil in 2010, is a partner at McCash & Hunter, solicitors in Perth, specialising in all aspects of mental health and adults with incapacity law. She is convener of the Society’s Professional Practice (Rules and Waivers) Subcommittee, and an observer to the Mental Health & Disability Subcommittee. She has previously sat on the Professional Practice, Audit, Mental Health & Disability, Nominations and Client Protection committees, and currently sits on the Society’s board and the newly formed LawscotTech board.

Paul Matthews was a partner in A B & A Matthews, Newton Stewart, for 29 years, a consultant to Grieve, Grierson, Moodie & Walker in Dumfries from 2015-18, and is currently a consultant to JHS-Law, also in Dumfries. He is currently convener of the Society's Nominations Committee. He first serfed on Council from 2004-5 and then returned from 2012 to date.

Society President Alison Atack commented: “I am extremely pleased to congratulate both Amanda and Paul on their nominations to become the Society’s next Vice President and I know that John would be delighted to have the support of either candidate when he takes up the presidential reins next May.

“Amanda and Paul both demonstrate a keen appreciation of the issues and concerns facing Scottish solicitors in their roles as constituency Council members representing their colleagues in Perth and Ayr, Dumfries, Kirkcudbright & Stranraer.

“Both candidates have an impressive breadth of experience, and their Council colleagues will have a difficult decision to make when they elect our next vice president in December."