Fellow: Clancy
Elected: 2024
Discipline: Professional, Educational and Public Sector Leadership
Mr Michael Clancy
Director of Law Reform, Law Society of Scotland
Michael P Clancy OBE WS graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1979 with an LLB and in 1985 with an LLM. In 1987 he graduated LLB (Hons) from the University of London. He is a solicitor and Notary Public. After becoming a solicitor in private practice he attained a partnership with the Glasgow firm of Franchi Wright & Co. He resigned this partnership in 1988 to become a Deputy Secretary of the Law Society of Scotland. Since 1996 he has been a Director of the Society with responsibility for Law Reform. He is secretary of the UK and Ireland Notarial Forum and is chairman of the International Bar Association’s Constitution and Governance Committee. Following the EU Referendum, he represented the Law Society on Brexit issues in the UK and Scottish Parliaments, appearing before committees on issues concerning the UK’s departure from the EU. He is a member of the International (formerly Brexit) Law Committee established by the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice of England. He led the Society’s work on Covid 19 constitutional issues. He was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours List in June 2002. In 2022 he was admitted as a member of the Society of Writers to His Majesty’s Signet.