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Law Society comment on the retirement of the Lord President

07 May 2015 | tagged News release

Commenting on the announcement on the retirement of the Lord President Lord Gill, Alistair Morris, President of the Law Society of Scotland, said:

“The Lord President has been a much respected figure throughout his highly distinguished legal career.

“He has long been committed to reform and the modernisation of Scotland’s justice system. Under his leadership the Scottish Civil Courts Review resulted in far reaching proposals for change and he leaves an important and lasting legacy when he retires at the end of this month.

“The timetable for civil justice reforms, set out by the Lord President in January this year, will transform our civil courts. Better use of technology, improved administration systems and greater judicial specialisation will make our courts more efficient, more accessible for court users and will help improve access to justice.

“We have had a very constructive working relationship with the Lord President during his time in office and on behalf of the Law Society of Scotland, I wish him well for his retirement.”


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