McGrigors Partnership and New Patrons Announced

The Aberdeen Law Project has announced a partnership with McGrigors where they will provide legal supervision.


The firm’s junior lawyers will carry out part time work in the law project’s clinical dimension. 

Roger Connon, a corporate partner in McGrigors LLP Aberdeen office said,

“We are delighted that a number of our junior lawyers have become involved in carrying out part time work on the highly commendable Aberdeen Law Project as part of our corporate social responsibility programme.

“Not only does it give them exposure to interesting areas of law with which they may not be that familiar but also provides a relevant volunteering opportunity for them.”

Meanwhile, The Project has also announced that two of the law school’s alumni, Mr Martin Gilbert, CEO of Aberdeen Asset Management, and Lord Nicol Stephen, former leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats and now a member of the House of Lords, are to become Patrons of the organisation.

Ryan Whelan, founder of The Aberdeen Law Project, said,

“We at The Project are absolutely delighted by these developments. Having such accomplished individuals accept patronage, and adding the expertise of lawyers from McGrigors to our existing body of supervision sponsors, is a great privilege for the project, and of great benefit to those that we assist.”

Martin Gilbert

Martin Gilbert

Mr Gilbert added, 

“As a graduate of The University of Aberdeen Law School, and a businessman based within the Granite City, I am aware of the access to justice problems that exist in the North East.

“The Aberdeen Law Project, aiming as it does to assist in tackling this problem, is an extremely admirable venture, which is all the more impressive given that it is founded and run by students.

“I decided to accept Ryan’s invitation to become a Patron of The Aberdeen Law Project because I was thoroughly impressed by the ambition, organisation and determination that these students have shown in creating such a resource for the North East of Scotland. 

“Their early achievements are impressive, but I have no doubt that this project will have many more successes in the years ahead – I am delighted to act as a patron for this organisation.” 

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