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Eleven new solicitor advocates to be introduced

15 May 2006

The President of the Law Society of Scotland will introduce 11 new solicitor advocates at the Court of Session in Edinburgh this week.

Caroline Flanagan will join the Society’s vice president Ruthven Gemmell to introduce the candidates to the court on 17 and 18 May, where they will be granted rights of audience in the Court of Session or High Court, House of Lords and the Privy Council.

There are now more than 200 solicitor advocates qualified in Scotland who practise criminal law, civil law, or both.

Ms Flanagan said: "I’m delighted to present the new solicitor advocates to the court. Solicitor advocates play an increasingly important role in Scotland’s courts. The services they provide enhance access to justice and ensure there is more choice for clients."

The new solicitor advocates are:

  • David James Armstrong, Bishops Solicitors LLP, Glasgow
  • Douglas Robert Keir, Anderson Strathern, Edinburgh
  • Linda Joan Fleetwood, Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care, Dundee
  • John James Lee, Scottish Engineering, Glasgow
  • Joy Elizabeth Barnard, Morton Fraser LLP, Edinburgh
  • Stephen Charles Bryceland, Brechin Tindal Oatts, Glasgow
  • Fiona Margaret Stephen, Anderson Strathern, Edinburgh
  • Laurel Ann Wheatley, Biggart Baillie, Edinburgh
  • Elaine Rose Coull, National Health Service Scotland, Edinburgh
  • Joanne Morton, Pinsent Masons, Glasgow
  • Ronald Edward Conway, Bonnar & Co, Airdrie.