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Architecture fellowship for MacRoberts' chairman

21 March 2012

Neil Kelly, chairman of Scottish law firm MacRoberts, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS).

Honorary Fellows of the Incorporation are nominated by the members to recognise distinction and eminence in international architecture, art, science, literature or contribution to the public life of Scotland. Those honoured include Prince Philip, Sean Connery, iconic architect Frank Gehry, and the former President of Catalonia, Pasqual Maragall.

The President of RIAS, Sholto Humphries said: “Neil Kelly is an outstanding lawyer. His passion and enthusiasm for the arts is well known and his cultural range is immense.”

Mr Kelly said: “As a lawyer specialising in construction law I have worked closely with architects for 25 years. This work continues and is complemented by my links with the Royal Incorporation and the superb job it does. Architecture enriches the lives of all of us in a way that few other professions can achieve.”

From 2003 to 2008, Mr Kelly was general editor of the Scottish Construction Law Review.

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