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Brown & McRae partner John MacKinnon, who took over as president of the Law Society of Scotland in May, has stood down, effective immediately.
MacKinnon said pressure of work at his Fraserburgh-based firm does not allow him to commit himself fully to the demands of the role.
Current vice-president Richard Henderson has become president and the society’s council will appoint a new vice-president elect as soon as possible.
MacKinnon took over the presidential role from Murray Beith Murray partner Ruthven Gemmell on 28 May (The Lawyer, 4 June).
The society's focus for the next year will remain unchanged. In June, MacKinnon said: "If the past year was dominated by the demands of responding to the Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act, then the next 12 months will focus on implementation of the enacted legislation."