Bella appoints Scottish solicitor in advisory role

SCOTTISH solicitor Iain Taylor has been appointed chair of the British Law Association for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (Bella).

Taylor, a partner at Glasgow firm Bishop and Robertson Chalmers, succeeds Michael Fysh QC who stepped down last year because of increasing work commitments at his 8 New Square chambers.

Established in 1992, the organisation aims to help the legal profession in the three Baltic States to make the transition to Western trading and legal practices.

It encourages lawyers, law societies and students from the countries of Central and Eastern European to work together throughout the readjustment period.

Taylor says Bella will continue its activities in the same vein throughout 1995 and will identify and address issues emerging during the period of transition.

“My objective will be to continue to build upon past achievements as Bella offers all the assistance it can during this important evolutionary period for the Baltic States,” says Taylor.