Linsey Soutter

Linsey Soutter

Linsey Soutter, solicitor at Shelter Scotland, passed away at the age of 40 on 27 February.

Ms Soutter joined Shelter Scotland in 2015 and had dedicated her career since to helping as many tenants and homeless people as she could. Whilst Glasgow-based, she regularly travelled across Scotland to represent clients in different courts and tribunals. In 2020 she was made a senior solicitor.

She was particularly fond of the Shelter Scotland’s Law, Money & Debt Advice project, funded by the Scottish Legal Aid Board, which sought to provide access to justice to tenants and home owners in financial hardship facing homelessness.

Shelter Scotland said she would have been delighted to hear that this project had just received confirmation of refunding for the 11th year in a row. 

Ms Soutter’s colleagues described her as being extremely generous with her time and support for them and said that she was a real team player. She “really fought for her clients and was passionate about Shelter Scotland’s cause”. Her passing is a loss “not just to the law service and Shelter Scotland but to the housing law world more generally”.

Paying tribute to Ms Soutter, her colleagues in Shelter Housing Law Service said: “Linsey was an absolute joy to work with and a caring soul with the biggest smile that could light up any room she walked into. She was not only a colleague to us but also a friend and an inspiration.”

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