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Donald Reid elected Dean of Royal Faculty of Procurators

12 June 2019

Donald Reid, chairman of Mitchells Roberton, has been elected Dean of the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow.

The Faculty, which has existed since before 1668, represents most legal practitioners in Greater Glasgow. Mitchells Roberton itself can trace its roots back to the 1700s.

Mr Reid, who was born and educated in Glasgow, joined Mitchells Roberton in 1976, was made a partner in 1978 and elected chairman of the firm in 1997.

A specialist in property law dealing mainly in commercial transactions, security work and property related company matters, he is listed in the Law Society of Scotland’s Directory of Expert Witnesses relative to professional negligence claims. He also speaks widely at professional seminars and conferences, and has contributed articles and chapters to various journals and publications.

He said: “I have three aspirations over the two years of my Deanship: first, to be available to my hard pressed fellow practitioners to offer support and assistance where they feel they have nowhere to turn; second, to make legal support more available to vulnerable and underresourced sections of the community; and third, to persuade my fellow professionals that the Royal Faculty of Procurators can make a positive contribution to legal practice.”

Austin Lafferty, senior partner of his own law practice Austin Lafferty Ltd, was elected as Vice Dean.

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