New solicitor advocates introduced to court

New solicitor advocates introduced to court

The Law Society of Scotland has granted extended rights of audience to seven solicitors, with the new solicitor advocates introduced in a ceremony at the Court of Session.

Law Society of Scotland president Murray Etherington invited Lord Clark to administer the Declaration of Allegiance to the solicitor advocates during today’s ceremony.

The new solicitor advocates are:

  • Peter Barr from Collins and Co
  • Imran Bashir from COPFS
  • Samantha Brown from COPFS
  • Brian Cooney from Fleming & Reid
  • Elaine Jackson from COPFS
  • Iain Jane from Iain Jane & Co
  • Peter Motion from COPFS

Mr Etherington said: “I’d like to congratulate all our new solicitor advocates on what’s a significant career achievement. Solicitor advocates are a valued part of our profession, and it’s always a privilege for me to be part of these introduction to the Court ceremonies.

“2022 has been a busy year for admitting new solicitor advocates, in what’s an encouraging sign after several years of Covid-19 disruption. These new appointees have shown dedication and hard work to get to this point, after what’s a rigorous process of training, assessment and exams.”

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