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Three new lay members join Law Society of Scotland Council

27 June 2014 | tagged News release

Three non-solicitors have been appointed to the Council of the Law Society of Scotland.

Sue Carter, UK Head of Professional Services Sector at the Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks, has worked in the banking industry for more than 30 years. She has an MBA in Legal Practice Management, and has worked with legal firms for over 15 years.

Christine Walsh, owner of PeopleXtra, a human resources consultancy, has more than 20 years' experience working in human resources and has held senior positions in a wide variety of commercial environments.

Graham Watson is Chief Executive of Positive Leadership, a strategic leadership consulting firm. He is a chartered accountant and non-executive director of North Lanarkshire Leisure Ltd, where he also holds a position as Chair of the Audit Committee.

Alistair Morris said: "The calibre of the candidates for non-solicitor representation on Council, the Law Society's ruling body, was exceptionally high. I am delighted to welcome Susan, Christine and Graham on board and I am sure they will bring their expertise and perspective to the policy-making and debates."

They will each serve for three years from 1 June.

Existing non-solicitor members Dr Bronwen Cohen, Suzanne Dawson, Christopher Fraser, James Gallagher and John Reid were re-appointed for three years. 


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