Stirring Debate at Glasgow Conveyancers’ Forum

Ian Ferguson of Mitchells Roberton was one of four Speakers at a debate chaired by Donald Reid also of Mitchells Roberton held yesterday evening in the Royal Faculty of Procurators and organised by the recently formed Glasgow Conveyancers’ Forum. Despite a high profile football match taking place on the same evening the debate was very well attended with an audience of 73 solicitors and 7 guest speakers. The topic of debate was “Separate Representation-For or Against?” This is in reference to one solicitor acting for both a Borrower and a Lender . Ian and Professor Stewart Brymer spoke for the motion and Graham Matthews and Kennedy Foster (of CML Scotland) against.The debate was mature and prompted some very good questions in the discussion following the debate. A vote was taken and the result was around 3:1 in favour of “Sep Rep.”

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About Ian Ferguson

Ian graduated from Glasgow University with an LLB in 1976 and became a Partner in Mitchells Roberton in January 1985. He specialises in commercial and domestic conveyancing, banking and security work. Along with his client centred legal work he is an active member of the Council of Scottish Law Agents Society (SLAS) of which he was a former president (SLAS is a voluntary national body representing and promoting the interests of Scottish solicitors). As a Director of the Legal Defence Union (LDU) Ian has been providing LDU advice since 1997 and has acted in a large variety of different complaint cases of service or conduct for LDU members and also for non members on a private basis. Ian is experienced in presenting professional seminars for solicitors and is a regular contributor of articles and comment in legal and other publications as well as the media. He is also the Business Development Partner of the firm. In his spare time Ian enjoys reading, walking and travelling and has lately taken up bridge.

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