Croft­ing lawyer on awards short­list

The Oban Times - - Farming -

BRIAN INKSTER has been short­listed for Solic­i­tor of the Year at the Law Awards of Scot­land.

The nom­i­na­tion recog­nises his en­deav­ours in croft­ing law over the past year, in par­tic­u­lar his cam­paign against the Croft­ing Com­mis­sion over the sack­ing of three com­mon graz­ings com­mit­tees.

Mr Inkster said: ‘I am hon­oured to be one of only three solic­i­tors in Scot­land short­listed for this award.

‘ Hope­fully, it will help to high­light fur­ther the plight of the or­di­nary crofter.

‘ There is still much more that the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment needs to do to re­store con­fi­dence in the Croft­ing Com­mis­sion and I will be mak­ing my views known on that in the com­ing months.’

Inksters Solic­i­tors, which has of­fices in Portree, In­ver­ness, Wick, For­far and Glas­gow, has also been short­listed for Lit­i­ga­tion Firm of the Year and its trainee solic­i­tor, Alis­tair Sloan, for Trainee of the Year.

The win­ners will be an­nounced on Novem­ber 24 at a din­ner at the Crowne Plaza Ho­tel in Glas­gow.

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