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May 31st 2019

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Principal awarded honorary membership of the Law Society of Scotland

The Rt Hon Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC FRSE has been awarded an honorary membership of the Law Society of Scotland.

The honour was presented at the Law Society’s annual general meeting on 30th May 2019.

Alison Atack, President of the Law Society of Scotland, said: “I am delighted to award Dame Elish honorary membership of the Law Society of Scotland in our 70th anniversary year. She has had a remarkable career, making history as the first solicitor and the first woman to be appointed both Solicitor General and Lord Advocate, Scotland’s most senior law officer. She is truly deserving of this award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the legal profession and her work to modernise our prosecution system and improve protections for vulnerable witnesses.

“Elish is widely admired for her energy, commitment and passion for her chosen profession and has worked tirelessly for the wider public good in each of her roles. She has been an inspiration for many throughout her career and it is a privilege to make this award.”

Only 15 solicitors have been awarded an honorary membership of the Society in its history.

Photo credit: Gary Doak.

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