Back to top

Cover this

15 July 19

The Journal cover competition for the Law Society of Scotland’s platinum anniversary edition attracted a wide range of ideas, especially in the schools category. Legal category entries are the first two to display.




Meet the winners

Graham Mitchell winner of the reader category, and Helena Xu winner of the school categoryHelena Xu, a P5 pupil at Garnetbank Primary School, Glasgow, was excited to hear she had won the school pupils’ prize with her Justice figure. She said: “I was very surprised and proud when I found out I had won the Law Society’s art competition. I drew Lady Justice because I think she’s a strong and important symbol for fairness in Scotland, looking after everyone’s rights equally with no favourites.” 

The Journal readers’ category was won by Graham Mitchell, an employment partner at Clyde & Co, Glasgow. Explaining his imaginative entry he said: “It all started with the snail. I wanted to incorporate as many places and events associated with Scots law as possible and have a bit of fun. “I also wanted to pose some questions as to the future of Scots law. I incorporate maps, architecture and history into most of my illustrations.”  He added that winning the competition had given him the confidence to set up the website, to showcase his work. 

The competition was judged by Journal editor Peter Nicholson, head designer James Cargill, Ayla Iridag, President of the Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association, and Laura Dunlop of PPA Scotland, the association for the Scottish magazine industry.