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Spotlight on 5 in-house solicitors as shortlist for award is announced

Spotlight on 5 in-house solicitors as shortlist for award is announced


The Law Society of Scotland announces finalists for the In-House Rising Star Award

The Law Society of Scotland has revealed the finalists for this year’s In-House Rising Star Award, spotlighting five in-house solicitors with up to five years of post-qualification experience.

The finalists are:

  • Ikra Bhatti, Senior Solicitor, Glasgow City Council.
  • Niamh Murray-Sheridan, Solicitor, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
  • Cameron Ramage, Legal Counsel, Cirrus Logic.
  • Jake Stephen, Lawyer, Lloyds Banking Group.
  • Ben Thom, Principal Solicitor, Dumfries and Galloway Council.

Chosen from an impressive set of 10 nominations, these finalists were selected for their outstanding contributions to their sectors within a short span of time. The award, to be presented by Law Society of Scotland President Susan Murray at the In-house Annual Conference on 18 June, will be decided by a judging panel.

Jennifer Malcolm, member of the Law Society’s In-house Lawyers Committee and judging panel, praised the nominees for their skill and contributions, highlighting the diversity of opportunities available to newly qualified solicitors.

The In-House Rising Star Award, now in its 13th year, celebrates the talent and achievements of in-house solicitors, showcasing the support and development provided by their teams.

The event will be a special occasion with the Society’s new President, Susan Murray, herself an in-house lawyer, announcing the winner, underscoring the career opportunities within the in-house sector.