Scottish Law Soc replaces chief executive

Scottish Law Soc replaces chief executiveThe Law Society of Scotland has appointed a new chief executive. Lorna Jack, who takes up the post after six years working in Boston as Scottish Development International’s Americas president, will replace outgoing chief Douglas Mill. Jack said she was looking forward to leading the organisation through a period of “unprecedented change”.

This year the Legal Profession Bill will be heard by the Scottish ­government in a move that is intended to improve access to legal advice for both businesses and the public. Mill has been chief executive of the society for 11 years and stands down in January 2009.