Nicola Irvine, a partner in Glasgow law firm Russells Gibson McCaffrey, has been elected Dean of the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow.
She is the first woman to be elected to the position in the history of the Faculty which has existed since before 1668 and represents the majority of legal practitioners in Greater Glasgow.
Glasgow-born Nicola said: “Some might say that in 2017 and after 349 years it was about time that the Faculty elected a woman to be Dean; as proud as I am of that, it does not detract from the privilege of being elected by my peers to represent them.
“I expect to be very busy over the next two years and intend to be an active Dean. The Faculty is a proactive organisation which provides members with a comprehensive programme of continual professional development and representation at the highest level. The Faculty regularly responds on behalf of member to Government consultations in relation to proposed changes in the law.”
Nicola, who attended school in Glasgow, graduated in law from the University of Strathclyde in 1999 where she secured also her Diploma in Professional Legal Practice. She joined Russells Gibson McCaffrey in 2002 and specialises in civil litigation, commercial disputes, debt recovery and criminal defence work.
Donald Reid, chairman and a partner in Glasgow law practice, Mitchells Roberton, has been elected by members of the Royal Faculty as Vice Dean.