Raymond McMenamin trained in the Crown Office and was admitted as a solicitor in 1982. He worked as a Procurator Fiscal Depute in Linlithgow and Glasgow before moving to private practice, becoming a partner in the firm where he remained for over 30 years with 20 years as senior partner.
Raymond became a solicitor advocate (criminal) in 2000 and specialised in criminal law, exercising rights of audience in the High Court on a regular basis. He was also a member of the Criminal Law Committee of the Law Society of Scotland between 2004 and 2016. In 2007 he was appointed as a part time Sheriff and was President of the Part Time Sheriffs' Association from 2013 to 2016. He sits regularly throughout Scotland as a Sheriff and Shrieval Convener for the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland. In 2017 he was appointed to the board of the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission.
Term of appointment: 01/04/18 - 31/3/22, second term: 01/04/22 - 31/03/26