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Trustees of LawWorks Scotland

Ian Moffett, outgoing Chair

Ian Moffett is a founder member of LawWorks Scotland and the outgoing Chairperson. He was a Consultant in the Commercial Real Estate Department of Anderson Strathern.

Peter Anderson, incoming Chair, Managing Partner Simpson & Marwick

Peter is a solicitor advocate, being one of the first in Scotland to qualify for extended rights of audience in the Supreme Court. His various appointments include acting as panel solicitor for the Law Society of Scotland’s solicitors’ professional negligence master policy, as legal advisor to the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland and acting as a part-time sheriff. Peter is Chairman of the Discipline Tribunal of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and is a member of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeal Panel and the Law Society of Scotland.

Jane McLeod, former Deputy Solicitor to the Scottish Government

Until July 2012 Jane McLeod was Deputy Solicitor to the Scottish Government with responsibilities covering constitutional and civil law, criminal justice, health and community care and litigation. She was instrumental in setting up the Pro Bono Network for government lawyers in Scotland in 2009.

Donald Nicolson, Director, University of Strathclyde Law Clinic, Professor, University of Strathclyde

In 2003 Donald set up the University of Strathclyde Law Clinic, of which he is the Director. In 2008 he received the University and College Union Life Changers Award, in 2010 an Evening Standard Community Champion award for his work with law clinics, and in 2011 an OBE for his services to the legal profession. He is a member of the Law Society of Scotland’s Access to Justice Committee and the Scottish Universities Law Clinics Network.

Colin Hulme, Partner, Burness Paull

Colin Hulme is a founding director of LawWorks Scotland. He is a full-time litigation partner at Burness Paull LLP based in their Glasgow Office.

Gillian Carty, Director, Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP

Gillian is a partner within the Commercial Disputes and Regulation Division within Shepherd+ Wedderburn LLP. She is a member of the firm’s Partnership Board and since 2010 has had responsibility for the firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme. The pro bono advice clinics (which are run in conjunction with LWS and the Citizens’ Advice Bureaux in East Lothian) form an important part of that CSR programme.

Paul White, Director of Networks, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

Paul responsibilities with SCVO include developing networking and collaboration between third sector organisations and all those who form, join and support them. He recently launched a practical Guide to Good Governance and established a Trustees Network for people on the management boards of SCVO’s member organisations. His current activity includes managing the roll-out of Milo, a database designed to make it easy for people to access, engage in and support voluntary action in Scotland. In addition to his role with LawWorks Scotland, Paul is a member of the management boards Quality Scotland and SCVO’s Credit Union.

Paul Newdick

Paul is a commercial litigator and has also specialised in employment work since 1982. Paul leads Clyde and Co’s Employment team and heads up the firm’s Dispute Resolution Group and is an accredited Mediator. Paul is chairman of LawWorks, the operating name for the Solicitors Pro Bono Group, for which he received a CBE in the 2008 Queen’s Birthday honours. He was selected by the Lawyer Magazine as one of the “Hot 100″ lawyers for 2009.

Bruce Beveridge, President of the Law Society of Scotland

Bruce completed his traineeship with Mitchells Roberton in Glasgow. In 1995, he joined the Government Legal Service in Scotland with roles including Legal Secretary to the Lord President of the Court of Session, Deputy Keeper of the Registers of Scotland and Deputy Director in Rural Affairs. Bruce left the Scottish Government in December 2011. Bruce currently chairs the Centre for Rural Development. He is also an office bearer in the WS Society, a member of the Institute of Directors, the Scottish Law Agents’ Society and the Crofting Law Group and is editorial board member of LBC Wise Counsel.

Andrew Alexander, Head of Access to Justice, Law Society of Scotland

Andrew Alexander is Head of Access to Justice at the Law Society of Scotland. He has been involved in pro bono initiatives, reforms to access to legal advice at a police station and support to people looking for representation or seeking advice on self-representation

Louise Carlin, Solicitor, Office of the Advocate General

Louise works in the HMRC Division of the Office of Advocate General, undertaking litigation on behalf of HMRC in Scotland. Prior to joining the Government Legal Service Louise worked for several years in the voluntary sector, including with Amnesty International and Oxfam, and has held the position of trustee with a number of charities. Louise undertook a Masters in International Law while working with Amnesty, focussing on the work of the International Criminal Tribunals and the International Criminal Court.

Fiona McAllister, Executive Committee Member of the Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association

Fiona is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution Department of Burness Paull LLP as well as the immediate past president of the Scottish Young Lawyers Association, a not-for-profit organisation which represents and provides training for LLB students, Diploma students, trainees and lawyers up to 10 years qualified in Scotland.

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