By Scott Wright

Glasgow’s oldest law firm is to appoint its first female chairman, as its current, long-standing incumbent prepares to stand down.

Managing partner Morag Inglis will become chairman of Mitchells Roberton tomorrow (April 1), having spent her entire career with the firm. Ms Inglis was appointed the firm’s first female partner in 1993.

Donald Reid will step down as chairman, a role he has held since 1997, in an initial step towards retirement. Mr Reid, who has focused on property law during his career, will remain as a consultant and dean of the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow. Professor Roderick Paisley will join Mitchells Roberton as a consultant.

Ms Inglis said: “I have a hard act to follow as chair: Donald has been an outstanding leader of the firm, and I hope to build on his legacy in taking Mitchells Roberton into a new era which I believe will be fruitful both for our clients and our staff. In my role as managing partner I have had huge support from Mark McGorm as partnership director so I am delighted that he and I will continue to work together in the development and management of Mitchells Roberton.”