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John Watt
John Watt
John was appointed as the Chairman of the Parole Board from 1 January 2013. John is a qualified solicitor and has spent his 35 year working life in the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. I...
Karen Alexander
Karen Alexander is a qualified social worker and has worked in the public sector throughout her career. As a practitioner and manager she has gained knowledge and experience of a wide range of service...
Margaret Anderson
Margaret Anderson has recently retired from her post as Director of Social Work Services in Falkirk Council and Chair of the Falkirk Child Protection Committee and is a registered social worker. Over...
Andrew Bates
Andrew Bates completed over 32 years’ service with the police before retiring from Police Scotland as Divisional Commander of Greater Glasgow Division. He has extensive working knowledge of the Scott...
Ian Bryce
Mr Ian Bryce was admitted as a solicitor in 1993, and granted extended rights of audience in the High Court of Justiciary in 2005. He appears extensively in the High Court, and was accredited as a “Se...
Stewart Campbell
Stewart Campbell was the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Director Scotland until he retired from full-time work in 2008. Since then he has worked on a number of international projects and is curren...
George Connor
George Connor spent nearly 40 years in the Civil Service with the last 8 being in Justice. His last position was in Parole where he gained in depth knowledge of how the system operates in Scotland and...
Gillian Crompton
Mrs Crompton qualified as a solicitor in 1985 and worked in private practice for three years. She was appointed as a children's panel member in 1986 and served as a member for two years before steppin...
Simon Di Rollo QC
Simon Di Rollo QC was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1987 and took silk in 2002. He has appeared in many important cases in both the Civil and Criminal courts including Supreme Court/House o...
Wilma Dickson
Dr Dickson's career was spent in a range of social policy posts within the Scottish Government, with a strong focus on the delivery of justice. She was involved in a number of initiatives to improve c...
Emma Doyle
Emma Doyle qualified in Law from Edinburgh University in 1986, and Practised as a solicitor for 11 years during which time she regularly represented clients in Scotland’s criminal courts. Thereafter, ...
Sukhwinder Gill
Sukhwinder Kaur Gill is a Solicitor Advocate specialising in criminal defence work. Ms Gill has twenty years’ experience of practising both in the Sheriff and the High Court and is a former procurato...
Fiona Grant
Fiona Grant qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and has worked as a civil litigator in Private Practice since. She trained and worked for a large Edinburgh firm for twelve years and acted predominately ...
Christopher Hawkes
Mr Hawkes has worked in a senior capacity in a number of jurisdictions; providing, managing and overseeing Criminal Justice services. Most recently he worked as Chief Officer of the Lothian and Border...
Lynn Jolly
Lynn Jolly currently develops and manages criminal justice through care services for Cornerstone, a Scottish Third Sector provider of community support for people with disabilities and mental health i...
Anthony Kelly
Mr Anthony Kelly is a solicitor-advocate (civil and criminal) with Taylor & Kelly, Court Solicitors, in Coatbridge. He is Fee-paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, Social Entitlement Chamber and is...
Lynn Kelly
Dr Kelly qualified as a social worker in 1986 and has worked as a social worker and social work manager in the UK and Australia. Her social work practise has been in the areas of child protection and ...
Sandra MacAlister
Sandra MacAlister is a lead nurse and has over 30 years’ experience as a registered nurse in mental health. She also has nursing registration for learning disabilities and is a specialist practitione...
Martin Macdonald
Martin Macdonald has completed over 40 years’ service with the Scottish Prison Service. He has experience as a Deputy Governor in a number of establishments. As well as the operational setting he has ...
Julia MacLaren
Julia MacLaren is a qualified solicitor, admitted in 2008 and for 12 years has worked for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. During that time, as a Procurator Fiscal Depute, she has gain...
Jill Malloy
Jill Malloy was admitted as a Scottish Solicitor in 1994. She has practised in both the civil and criminal courts and in 1998, she was one of the original five Solicitors appointed to the Public Defe...
Derek McGill OBE
Derek McGill OBE has an in depth knowledge of prison management, policies and procedures, particularly in relation to risk management and risk assessment. He has retired recently after 39 years in th...
Gillian McIvor
Gillian McIvor is Professor of Criminology at the University of Stirling, former Director of the Social Work Research Centre and founding co-Director of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Resea...
James McLean
James McLean moved to law after a career in engineering and construction. After training at Doonan McCaig Solicitors, he has specialised in Criminal Law and has appeared and prepared cases at Sheriff...
Stephen Milloy
Stephen Milloy has recently retired from his substantive post as the Executive Nursing Director for The State Hospitals Board for Scotland, a post he held for 14 years. He has a wide range of experien...
Darren Myles-Wright
Darren Myles-Wright is currently a company director specialising in performance support, training and research across the youth and criminal justice system in England and Wales. He has worked for prob...
David Nicolson
David Nicolson was a solicitor for 14 years before calling at the bar in 2005. In his 13 years as an Advocate, he has acted principally as defence counsel in High Court trials. For four years he was ...
Stephen O`Rourke
Stephen O'Rourke is an Advocate with wide experience in both civil and criminal matters including the sentencing process, judicial review proceedings and human rights issues. He was admitted to the F...
Jackie Peters
Jackie Peters has over twenty-five years’ experience of criminal justice practice, gained in community and correctional settings in Canada, England and Scotland. She has a BA (Hons) in Sociology, a M...
Kate Phillips
Kate Phillips is a Solicitor Advocate and was admitted as a Solicitor in 1993. She has practised exclusively in criminal defence for 25 years and has been instructed in a large number of serious, com...
Patricia Pryce
Patricia Pryce has been a court lawyer for twenty five years, in private and public practice. Patricia has worked for public bodies for the last decade, sitting on multi-agency groups targeting anti-...
Linda Reid
Linda Reid has worked in Forensic Mental Health for the past twenty years and has huge knowledge and experience in risk assessment and risk management. She lives by the values of respect, integrity t...
Karen Richard
Dr Karen Richard working life has been shaped by a strong, multidisciplinary ethos since graduating from Edinburgh University. She gained experience from working as a consultant forensic psychiatrist...
Morag Slesser
Morag Slesser is a Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist and has worked with offenders with and without mental disorder for most of her professional life. She has most recently been Head of Psych...
Catherine Smith
Mrs Smith qualified as a social worker in 1975 and was employed by Glasgow City Council until retirement in October 2010. She held a number of posts in children and families and in 1991 took up her fi...
Gillian Stanage
Mrs Stanage is a registered Social Worker and for the past ten years has been a Children's Reporter in the Scottish Borders. From 1996 - 2001 she was a Senior Social Worker in a multi-disciplinary Chi...
Rona Sweeney
Rona Sweeney joined the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) in 1987 as an Assistant Governor and enjoyed a 25 year career during which she worked with all categories of prisoners and developed a strong unde...
Sarah Walker
Sarah Walker is a qualified solicitor and a graduate of the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde. She practised in Civil Litigation for over nine years, regularly appearing in court. She has a st...
Mirian Watson
Mirian Watson qualified as a solicitor in 1979 and thereafter joined the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service where she worked as a prosecutor for 36 years. During that time she gained extensive...
David Young
David Young practiced corporate law in large solicitors firms between 1989 and 1997. He qualified as an Advocate in 1998 and worked on defending criminal cases in the high court and sheriff courts. ...


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