Brian Inkster is the founder and CEO of Inksters. He is a Solicitor and Notary Public.
Brian originally comes from Shetland where he still maintains strong business and personal links. He has lived in Glasgow since 1991 but travels regularly on business throughout Scotland and especially the Highlands and Islands. He has established offices for Inksters in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Eigg, Forfar, Glasgow, Inverness, Lerwick, Portree, Thurso and Wick.
Brian was referred to as ‘a one man Scottish legal institution’ in the Recommended Law Firm Guide 2010.
He is an award winning lawyer including being named Solicitor of the Year in 2006 and Managing Partner of the Year in 2014.
Brian as a lawyer concentrates on property related work and specialises in particular in crofting law and the law of servitudes (easements).
Brian also has an active interest in entrepreneurship, marketing, technology and corporate social responsibility in relation to running a law firm. He is often asked to speak on these topics at conferences, summits and retreats.
Mitch Kowalski in his book, ‘The Great Legal Reformation: Notes from the Field‘, writes:-
Brian Inkster reminds me of what Elvis Costello would look like if he had become a lawyer: Inkster has an understated, new-wave coolness about him that fits nicely with his role as a legal entrepreneur-and he does kind of look like Elvis Costello in his prime. Kind of.
Brian has been referred to as a ‘Maverick‘ by insider.co.uk (the online sister website of Scottish Business Insider, Scotland’s oldest business magazine) for his expansion of Inksters using a Plug & Play Law Platform where senior lawyers can work as a collective, with enhanced technology and back-office support. Where a hub-and-spoke model exists with a back office “hub” (in Glasgow) and “spokes” elsewhere..
Brian tutored and then lectured for several years in Business, Ethics, Finance and Practice Awareness (latterly a course just called Commercial Awareness) for the Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow.
He also lectured on the law of servitudes (easements) at the University of Strathclyde.
Brian writes on the past, present and future practice of law at The Time Blawg and on crofting law at the Crofting Law Blog.
He is the author of ‘A Practical Guide to Crofting Law‘ published in 2019 by Law Brief Publishing.
In November 2009 Brian and his wife, Nicola Walls, took part in the Habitat for Humanity Global Village Challenge in Argentina.
Brian is also a Partner at OfficeLodge.
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