Brian Inkster has been shortlisted for Solicitor of the Year at the Law Awards of Scotland.
This nomination recognises his endeavours in crofting law over the past year and in particular his quest to see justice done over the alleged abuse of power within the Crofting Commission over the sacking of three common grazings committees.
Brian Inkster has been very vocal in the press, radio and on TV over the issue. He has written 97 blog posts on this topic alone over the past six months.
The Crofting Commission recently accepted their decisions as being wrong and issued an apology to the crofters affected. However, conflict continues within the Crofting Commission with a clear divide between their convener and the other commissioners.
Brian 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 at the hands of a regulator that is out of control.
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 who have offices in Glasgow, Inverness, Forfar, Portree, Wick and a visiting base in Lerwick have also been shortlisted for Litigation Firm of the Year and their trainee solicitor, Alistair Sloan, for Trainee of the Year at this year’s Law Awards of Scotland.
The winners will be announced on 24 November at a gala dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow.