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.
Delighted for you, Brian! Well done, and well deserved, Sir! We have every reason to be grateful for you and for your ceaseless writing about crofting affairs, on top of the many other demands of a legal practice. Without you, some of us would think that the world of crofting regulation (so-called) had gone so completely mad that there was no way back, no way out, just a never-ending nightmare. Keep going! Willing you to victory!
Congratulations on being shortlisted. I hope you go on to win the Award. You certainly deserve to.
Klingon 2016 Awards
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Ist place Konvener Kolin
2nd place Konstable Kolin
3rd place Krofting Kommission
For dropping Klangers
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2nd place Krofting Kommission
3rd place Krofting.Kommission
Ist place Kenny Macdonald B A
2nd place Kalum maclean B A
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Well done everyone.
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Law awards 2016
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Those who insisted that others should rigorously observe the law were found out by you to be breaking it frequently. Your attention to the detail and your indefatigability, have been recognized.
Hope you get the top spot.