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In-house Lawyers Group set for change at the top
27 September 2012
Change is coming to the In-house Lawyers Group of the Law Society of Scotland as its long serving chair and vice chair stand down at next month's AGM.
The ILG committee has nominated Lynda Towers and Sara Scott to replace Janet Hood and Colin Anderson as chair and vice chair respectively. The proposals will be put to members at the meeting, to be held during the group's annual conference at Murrayfield stadium on 26 October.
Janet Hood, who previously worked in local government and then for BII Scotland, is now a consultant in licensing matters to Tayside firm Blackadders. She currently sits on the Law Society of Scotland's Council as an elected member for Dundee, and is a member of the board. Colin Anderson recently retired from Standard Life Group. Between them they have more than 35 years' combined service on the ILG committee.
Lynda Towers, solicitor to the Scottish Parliament, has been a committee member for 10 years. Sara Scott, also a committee member, is an in-house lawyer at the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Ms Towers said: "This is a pivotal time to be taking over as chair of the ILG committee and I am delighted to be taking forward and building on the tremendous work Janet and Colin have undertaken over many years. We will continue to offer the excellent level and range of training and seminars, as well as networking opportunities for in-house lawyers, and give them a voice on issues which often impact on the wider profession as well.
"We are also looking forward to taking opportunities to meet and talk with in-house lawyers throughout Scotland and the UK."