Eilidh Wiseman has been nominated to become President of the Law Society of Scotland for 2016-17.

The current Vice President, Ms Wiseman was the sole nominee for the post and will succeed President Christine McLintock at the end of May 2016. Formerly head of the employment team at Dundas & Wilson, she joined the Society's Council in 2009 and also convenes the Education & Training Committee.

Graham Matthews was the sole nominee as the next Vice President. Mr Matthews, a partner at law firm Peterkins, in Inverurie, has represented Aberdeenshire solicitors on Council for over 10 years and sits on a number of committees including the Society’s Professional Practice & Regulatory Committees. 

Christine McLintock commented: “I’m very pleased to congratulate both Eilidh and Graham on their nominations today.

“Eilidh is someone of the highest ability and integrity. She brings great experience from private practice and from her work as the Society’s Education & Training Committee convener and I have no doubt that she will bring all her expertise, energy and enthusiasm to the role of President.

“Graham has been a longstanding member of Council and has devoted many hours of his time and knowledge to the Law Society. As convener of the Professional Practice Committee and as a member of the Regulatory Committee he has a deep understanding of the high professional standards solicitors are expected to attain to ensure that they can provide the advice and service their clients need.”

The nominations for both posts will be confirmed at the Society’s December Council meeting.