Solicitor members appointed to Scottish Civil Justice Council

Two solicitor members have been appointed to the Scottish Civil Justice Council and will take up their three-year posts on 16 October.

The new members are Elena Fry (pictured right), a new appointment, and Jacqueline Harris, who has been reappointed to the post.

Both were appointed by the Lord President following an open and competitive recruitment exercise, and in consultation with the Law Society of Scotland.

The Lord President, Lord Carloway, the chair of the council, , said: “I am delighted that Jacqueline Harris is continuing with the Council and that Elena Fry will be joining us as a new member. Their combined experience and expertise in civil litigation are valuable assets to our on-going work at this important time of change as we continue to progress the extensive Rules Rewrite Project and examine the costs and funding of civil litigation

“I would also like to thank Paul Reid, who is leaving the Council, for his helpful contribution to our work programme, and in particular, his contribution to the Access to Justice Committee.”

Ms Fry is a partner in Brodies LLP and heads the firm’s Insurance and risk team. She is accredited as a specialist in personal injury law by the Law Society and has been helping a broad range of clients manage the defence of Scottish litigation for more than 20 years.

Ms Harris is a partner in the litigation and compliance team at Pinsent Masons. She has more than 25 years’ experience of litigation practice acting predominantly for commercial clients. She has represented clients in litigation before the Sheriff Court, Court of Session and Supreme Court.