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Law Society comment on Law Officer nominations

31 May 2016 | tagged News release

The Law Society of Scotland has commented on today’s announcement that First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has recommended the appointments of James Wolffe QC as Lord Advocate and Alison Di Rollo as Solicitor General.

Eilidh Wiseman, President of the Law Society of Scotland, said: “I congratulate both James Wolffe and Alison Di Rollo on their nominations as Lord Advocate and Solicitor General.

“James and Alison are highly respected and admired by many for their work. Their nominations announced today are richly merited and if appointed, they will bring huge knowledge and experience to their roles as Lord Advocate and Solicitor General.

“It is a time of great change for the legal profession. There are major reforms underway to improve the efficiency of our courts; the legal services market is going through significant transformation along with changing expectations from clients; and there is greater internationalism amongst legal firms which is changing the environment in which we all work.

"Against this backdrop, we look forward to working with the new Lord Advocate. We will look to build on the productive relationship we have enjoyed with his predecessor Frank Mulholland QC and with James himself, during his time as Dean of Faculty of Advocates. We also had a very good working relationship with Lesley Thomson QC as Solicitor General and look forward to engaging with Alison Di Rollo, a highly capable solicitor advocate who has excelled in her career, following her appointment.”


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