Don’t send for a Scots lawyer

Scots Law News has oft repeated a solution to problems – when in trouble send for a Scots lawyer (see here, here, here and here).  However, we should stress that this is not always the solution to ills.

The former chief executive of the people's bank, the Royal Bank of Scotland plc, Sir Fred Goodwin appeared before the Treasury select committee on 10th February 2009.  The uncorrected transcript produced on the treasury Select committee website reveals that when asked by Nick Ainger MP (Q779)

"what banking qualifications have you got?"

Sir Fred replied,

"Whether you would call them banking qualifications or not, but I have a degree in law".

Sir Fred is a law graduate of Glasgow University.