Alumnus Malcolm Mackay presented with Lifetime Achievement Award

The award was conferred by WeDo, a support and networking organisation for entrepreneurs

Edinburgh Law School alumnus Malcolm Mackay has been awarded a lifetime achievement aware by WeDo, a support and networking organisation for entrepreneurs.

The award was presented at the organisation's annual conference on May 18 at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.

Mr Mackay was the first solicitor to be certified as an employment law specialist by the Law Society of Scotland. He founded Mackay WS in 1998, which later merged with Maclay, Murray & Spens, where he headed the employment, pensions and benefits department.

Whilst convalescing from an almost fatal form of vasculities, Mr Mackay came up with the idea of enabling high street law firms to deliver specialist employment law services. He subsequently launched United Employment Lawyers with his wife Amanda.

He commented at the ceremony:

"As a lawyer I am particularly proud and humbled to receive this award from a community of genuine entrepreneurs. For many years I have been keen to encourage entrepreneurial thinking among fellow employment lawyers in anticipation of the major changes that were inevitably going to hit the legal profession and are now very much here."

Congratulations to Mr Mackay from all here at the Law School.