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Nominations for 2016 president and vice president announced

27 November 2015 | tagged News release

Eilidh Wiseman has been nominated to become president of the Law Society of Scotland next year.

Current vice president, Eilidh Wiseman was the sole nominee for the post and will succeed current president Christine McLintock in May 2016.

Ms Wiseman, former head of the employment team at Dundas and Wilson,  joined the Law Society Council in 2009 and in addition to her current role as vice president is also convener of the Education & Training Committee.

Graham Matthews has been nominated as the next vice president of the Law Society of Scotland. Mr Matthews, a partner at law firm Peterkins, was the sole nominee for the vice presidency role. He has served as the Council member representing Aberdeenshire solicitors for over 10 years and sits on a number of committees including the Society’s Professional Practice and Regulatory Committees. He will also take up the post in May 2016.

Law Society President Christine McLintock, said: “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 and 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 the 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.


Notes to editor

Eilidh Wiseman, vice president for 2015-16, joined the Law Society Council as the constituency representative for Edinburgh solicitors in August 2009. As well as being a member of the Society's Council, Eilidh is convenor of the Education & Training Committee. She sits on the Accreditation Panel for the undergraduate degree in law and is a member of the Development Advisory Group for the charity Place2Be.

Graham Matthews joined Council in September 2005 as the constituency member for Aberdeen, Banff, Peterhead & Stonehaven and sits on a number of Law Society committees:

Convener of Professional Practice Sub-Committee
Chairman of Professional Practice Rules and Waivers Sub-Committee
Convener of Remuneration Committee
Vice convener of Guarantee Fund Sub-Committee
Member of the Regulatory Committee
Member of the Finance Committee

For further information about the Law Society Council see: /about-us/who-we-are/council-members/


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