New Law Society president Murray Etherington vows to protect legal aid

Thorntons lover Murray Etherington has vowed to fight to guard lawful help throughout Scotland. 

He claimed he will also concentrate on the Regulation Society’s significant job in regulating the job subsequent the Scottish government’s proposals to overhaul the country’s legal system.

Mr Etherington believes his knowledge with Thorntons and his one of a kind legal qualifications will form how he utilizes his system as president.

He said: “I’m humbled to be provided the opportunity to come to be president of the Legislation Culture, and energized for the 12 months forward. My aim is to deliver continuity, and to meet and discuss with as lots of customers as I can both equally in individual and remotely. 

“Unlike nearly each individual president who’s preceded me, I have by no means established foot in a courtroom in my everyday living, but goal to fly the flag for chamber practice. We have been underrepresented in contrast with litigators.” 

A critical precedence will be making sure legal support in Scotland continues to be offered for any one who might need it.

Mr Etherington continued: “You can not become president of the society without having comprehending the effect of legal support and the lack of support for lawful assist over lots of a long time.

“I hope to use my time as president to be certain the important cash are safeguarded and be a champion of its effect on culture.

“The Law Modern society does an great position regulating solicitors so the public can have self esteem and our career proceeds to prosper. I’ll be repeating that message loudly and typically as the Scottish govt carries on to take into consideration the upcoming of authorized regulation.”

Mr Etherington, who has desired to be a law firm given that he was in most important 6, joined Thorntons in 2013 as husband or wife and has due to the fact progressed to turn out to be the head of the non-public consumer division exactly where he sales opportunities a crew of 150 colleagues specialising in executries, powers of lawyer, wills, trusts, asset security and inheritance tax preparing. 

Colin Graham, chairman, Thorntons Solicitors, reported: “We are extremely very pleased of Murray’s appointment. He has currently held various offices at the Regulation Culture of Scotland and we are self-assured that he will be a formidable president who supports and encourages the career as nicely as the wider lawful sector.”