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Edinburgh commercial litigation solicitor Sheila Webster has been confirmed as the Law Society of Scotland’s 2023-24 president elect.

Ms Webster will assume her new role in May 2022 succeeding current vice president, Murray Etherington when he takes up the reins from current president of the Law Society of Scotland, Ken Dalling.

Philip Lafferty and Susan Murray who were also nominated for president elect in November, will continue to contribute to the Society’s work in their council, committee and board member roles.

Ms Webster, a partner and head of the dispute resolution team at Davidson Chalmers Stewart, sits on the Law Society Board and has been a Law Society Council member for Edinburgh since 2017.

She said: “It is imperative that the legal profession is fully equipped to provide world-class legal services, whether their clients are internal customers, commercial bodies or some of the most vulnerable members of society.

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