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Irwin Mitchell Family Law Solicitor Appointed To Law Society’s LGBT+ National Committee

Scott Halliday Appointed To Prestigious Committee

08.04.2019

Jenny Batchelor, Press Officer | 0207 421 3951

An Irwin Mitchell family law solicitor has been appointed to the prestigious Law Society’s LGBT+ national committee.

Scott Halliday, based in the leading national law firm’s Leeds office, formally joins the committee this week after beating out several contenders for one of five places on the prestigious board.

The committee governs the Law Society’s LGBT+ Lawyers Division which is committed to providing LGBT+ solicitors a community and a voice within the legal profession. The division provides specialist events and training on LGBT+ matters, ad-hoc peer support and campaigns on behalf of LGBT+ solicitors. The national committee is currently headed by Katrina Robinson MBE, whom Scott will work closely with during his four-year term.

Scott’s presence in the LGBT+ legal community is already established in the north; he founded the Leeds LGBT Diversity group in July 2018, a professional networking group for LGBT+ professionals and allies across the Yorkshire region.

Scott is also a published author and has been featured in national press for his commentary on prominent modern family issues such as the heterosexual civil partnerships case, Steinfeld & Keidan, which won in the Supreme Court in 2018. He has also more recently lectured and published on transgender family law issues.

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“I am absolutely delighted and humbled to have been selected for the Law Society’s LGBT+ national committee. During my four-year tenure I hope to make a positive impact on the working lives of LGBT+ solicitors in England and Wales.

“I’m looking forward to getting stuck in and working with my fellow committee members on how best we can create a more inclusive environment for all LGBT+ solicitors over the next few years.”
Scott Halliday, Solicitor

Ros Bever, national head of family law at Irwin Mitchell said: “We are all delighted Scott, a star of the future, has been selected to the Law Society’s LGBT+ national committee. Not only is this an honour for Scott and the firm, but he is also one of the youngest ever to be selected to the committee, a clear sign of his talent.

“Scott already has a growing profile for LGBT matters in the north and his appointment to this national committee will further cement both his position as a leading light for modern family issues in the law, plus our position as a firm in being at the forefront of change and innovation.

“I have no doubt Scott will do his very best to create real change for LGBT+ solicitors across England and Wales.”