Lesley Ward

Name: Lesley Ward
Role Board Member; Convener of Legal Services Cases Committee
Lesley Ward


Lesley Ward is an experienced solicitor who worked in private practice as a family law practitioner for 13 years until 2003 and brings a wealth of experience in her role with the Scottish Legal Aid Board.

In 2004, Lesley was appointed as a legal convenor of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland.  She also has a background in professional regulation as a member of the Investigation Committee of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants from 2009, serving as Chair from 2013 until April 2016.

Lesley was appointed as a legal member of the First-tier Tribunal Housing and Property Chamber in 2017 and was appointed as a judge with the Social Entitlement Chamber in 2018. She is also a member of the School Closure Review Panel.

Term of appointment: 01/04/16 - 31/03/18, second term: 01/04/18 - 31/03/22, third term: 01/04/22 - 31/04/24