Hugh Olson of Arnot Manderson Advocates will take over as Director of Training and Education in July. A training instructor for the Faculty since 1999, he was Assistant Director of Training and Education from 1998 to 2000. He is passionate about the opportunities training and education create for professional and personal development and interaction. “Apart from continuing to strengthen members professionally, training also provides opportunities for people to come together in a collegiate atmosphere in the Faculty’s buildings, which will greatly assist in us all reverting to some sense of normality,” he said.
Hugh takes over from fellow Stable Member Neil MacKenzie QC, who said it had been “a tremendous privilege to be the Faculty’s Director of Training and Education for the last three and a half years. I cannot in one or two sentences adequately thank all the people who have helped and supported our learning and development over that period.
“I do, however, wish to express my admiration for those who have devilled during COVID-19. They have faced unique and profound challenges with great fortitude, flexibility, and humour. More than ever, training and education will be essential to our future as we evolve to meet society’s changing needs. Hugh brings vast experience and ability to that endeavour.”
Practice Manager Andrew Sutherland commented “Hugh’s appointment confirms our stable’s commitment to the highest standards of Legal Training and Education. Prior to Hugh and Neil this vital post was held by Arnot Manderson members Kenneth Campbell QC, David Parratt QC and Pino Di Emidio QC. A proud record indeed for the Stable.”