Morton Fraser names Jenny Dickson as chairman
Independent law firm Morton Fraser has announced the appointment of Jenny Dickson as its new chairman, succeeding Maggie Moodie.
Ms Dickson, a partner in the firm’s litigation team, replaces Ms Moodie as both chair of the firm and leader of its public sector practice following her retirement in April.
She joined the firm in 2008 and has served as partner since 2011. She is a solicitor advocate and regularly represents clients in the Court of Session.
An advocate for social inclusion in the sector, one of Ms Dickson’s priorities in her new role is to set out and implement a vision for a more inclusive legal industry. She is particularly passionate about breaking down barriers to social mobility and legal education.
Chris Harte, CEO at Morton Fraser, said: “Jenny’s passion and experience makes her an excellent choice for chairman.
“I am looking forward to working with her to continue to evolve Morton Fraser as a modern, flexible and inclusive business and place of work which, in turn, means we can continue to deliver the best possible service to our clients. I’d also like to thank Maggie for her outstanding stewardship over the past four years.”
Ms Dickson added: “I am proud and excited to have been appointed chairman of Morton Fraser. Driving the legal industry forward for the better starts from within, and as chairman I will be advocating for more inclusive practises where possible level the playing field with our own recruitment to identify outperformers from diverse backgrounds, while exploring other diversity access schemes that can help make a difference to the sector across Scotland.”