Elizabeth Wilson

Biography of Elizabeth Wilson

Elizabeth May Wilson was one of Scotland's youngest solicitors, a tribunal chair and a university lecturer.

Liz was raised in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, before embarking on her legal career. She graduated LLB from the University of Glasgow in 1966, aged only 19.

She worked for a year in America, before becoming a law apprentice at the Glasgow Corporation. She formally registered as a solicitor in October 1969.

Liz worked for H W Nimmo & Co in Wishaw, before establishing her own practice. From 1983-1993, she and friend Fiona Raitt established the Dundee practice of Wilson & Raitt. She was a tutor at the University of Dundee for three years.

In the public sector, Liz took on roles as depute director of law and administration at Perth and Kinross District Council. She was also a part-time appeals tribunal chair. She was appointed a convener member of Mental Health Tribunals for Scotland in 2004, a post she held for 12 years, before her retirement.

In her personal life, Liz enjoyed a wide variety of sports, including tennis, golf and sailing. She became a professional reflexologist in 1992.

A practicing Buddhist, Liz travelled to Nepal and Tibet, contributing to building projects in remote areas. She was a celebrant at the Tibetan Centre in the Scottish Borders.

Elizabeth Wilson died in April 2020. She had spent her final days in a care home. The staff each contributed a stitch to a mandala, a prayer blanket, to wrap her body before cremation, following Buddhist customs.


Elizabeth Wilson
Born 1947.
Died April 2020.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: LLB, 1966; Law,
Occupation categories: solicitor in Glasgow; solicitors; tutor
Record last updated: 22nd Jul 2020

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