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Our work is overseen by a board, whose members are appointed by Scottish Ministers (the number of members can vary between 11 and 15). To provide a balanced range of knowledge and experience, they include people from the wider community as well as solicitors and advocates.

Alastair Kinroy QC

Alastair Kinroy has been a member of the Scottish Bar since 1987 and a Queen’s Counsel since 2005. Previously he was a court solicitor in Edinburgh. His practice has been mostly in the Court of Session, with occasional sheriff court work. In his early years at the Bar he did a volume of family law work; in more recent years commercial work has been a significant part of his practice. His practice has always had a large element of personal injury work and professional negligence cases.
Term of appointment: 1/4/10 - 31/3/14; 2nd term: 1/4/14 - 31/3/18

David Sheldon QC

David Sheldon was called to the Scottish Bar in 1998. Prior to this he was a lecturer in law at the University of Edinburgh, and published widely on topics in criminal law and the law of evidence. David was an Associate Dean of the School of Law from 1995-1997.  His practice at the Bar included both civil and criminal cases and he has appeared in all the major Scottish courts and tribunals, as well as the Privy Council and Supreme Court.  David was a standing junior to the Scottish Government from 2003 until 2013.

Term of appointment: 24/7/17 - 30/9/20

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12, Jan, 2018

VACANCY: Criminal Defence Solicitor - Dundee

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12, Jan, 2018

Glasgow City Council v SLAB judicial review case

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10, Jan, 2018

Police station duty fees and anticipated call rates.

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08, Jan, 2018

Police station arrangements from 25 January 2018

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03, Nov, 2017

Annual Report 2016-17 published

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