Scot Dignan admitted to WS Society remotely in 500-year first
Scot Dignan has become the first lawyer in the history of the WS Society to be admitted as a Writer to the Signet remotely.
Mr Dignan, who is a legal inspector with HM Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland, prosecutor, PhD candidate at the University of Strathclyde and a former Lord Hope Scholar, was admitted over Zoom. He will attend a formal ceremony when restrictions permit.
He said: “I am delighted to become a Writer to the Signet. I am a huge admirer of everything the society does, from its law student internship programme which I believe is one of the best in the country, to its promotion of excellence.
“The society is a unique body bringing together law, history, culture and reminds us of the role of the law and lawyers in national life.”
Chief executive Robert Pirrie said: “Scot’s career represents so much of what the WS Society is about and it as a pleasure to propose him over Zoom.”