Crofting lawyer on awards shortlist
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.