New Law Society president Murray Etherington vows to protect legal aid

New Law Society president Murray Etherington vows to protect legal aid

Thorntons partner Murray Etherington has vowed to combat to protect authorized assist across Scotland. 

He explained he will also emphasis on the Regulation Society’s significant function in regulating the profession subsequent the Scottish government’s proposals to overhaul the country’s legal process.

Mr Etherington thinks his practical experience with Thorntons and his special lawful track record will form how he makes use of his system as president.

He explained: “I’m humbled to be supplied the prospect to become president of the Legislation Culture, and excited for the 12 months forward. My aim is to supply continuity, and to satisfy and communicate with as quite a few members as I can each in human being and remotely. 

“Unlike nearly every single president who’s preceded me, I’ve hardly ever set foot in a courtroom in my life, but goal to fly the flag for chamber exercise. We have been underrepresented in contrast with litigators.” 

A crucial precedence will be ensuring lawful aid in Scotland continues to be available for anyone who may well want it.

Mr Etherington continued: “You can’t develop into president of the modern society devoid of understanding the impression of legal support and the absence of help for lawful aid more than lots of yrs.

“I hope to use my time as president to make sure the essential resources are guarded and be a champion of its effects on society.

“The Legislation Culture does an superb career regulating solicitors so the community can have self-assurance and our job proceeds to prosper. I’ll be repeating that information loudly and usually as the Scottish govt continues to take into account the future of legal regulation.”

Mr Etherington, who has wished to be a law firm considering that he was in main 6, joined Thorntons in 2013 as spouse and has given that progressed to come to be the head of the private shopper department wherever he sales opportunities a crew of 150 colleagues specialising in executries, powers of attorney, wills, trusts, asset defense and inheritance tax organizing. 

Colin Graham, chairman, Thorntons Solicitors, claimed: “We are extremely proud of Murray’s appointment. He has previously held many places of work at the Legislation Modern society of Scotland and we are self-confident that he will be a formidable president who supports and promotes the job as properly as the broader lawful sector.”