A tribute to outgoing Law Society President, John Wotton; a welcome to his successor, Lucy Scott-Moncrieff, defender of the High Street law firm; examining the aims of Price Competitive Tendering and the likely results both for the Bar and for justice
Michael Todd QC, Chairman of the Bar
I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to John Wotton, the outgoing President of the Law Society, and, of course, to welcome his successor, Lucy Scott-Moncrieff. John has been an outstanding leader of the solicitors’ profession, acting as he always has to promote access to justice and in the public interest. An extremely able and skilful “City” practitioner, specialising initially in corporate law and latterly in competition law, he brought to the office not only his considerable intellect but also a very pragmatic, no-nonsense approach.