The Law Society of Scotland President, Alison Atack, met Orkney solicitors in Kirkwall on Tuesday 28 May.
The visit is part of her tour of Scotland to discuss a range of topical issues affecting the legal profession, including modernising regulation to ensure continuing high professional standards and robust consumer protections, legal aid, the use of technology within the legal sector and career and development opportunities.
She was joined by Law Society Council members who represent solicitors in the Highlands and Islands, Serena Sutherland, who is based in Kirkwall, and Sheekha Saha from Stornoway.
Alison Atack said:
“Solicitors carry out vital work within their local communities and help people at critical points in their lives, whether that’s to help someone buy their first home, set up their own business or plan for the future, for example by drawing up a will or putting in place a power of attorney.
“Equally they advise those who are going through extremely challenging situations such as family separation, unfair dismissal from work or representing someone who has been accused of a crime.
“One of the most important aspects of my role as president is to meet with solicitors practising in different parts of the country and find out what the Law Society can do to help make their professional lives easier, as well as discuss local issues and keep our members updated about regulatory changes and requirements.
“I’m very much looking forward to meeting as many solicitors as possible during my travels.”