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 and High Court level and has Parole and Children’s Hearing experience. He is currently a criminal solicitor with the SLAB/SCL (“Cadder” team) and has been for over six years. Mr McLean is also a Children’s Panel member and Chair’s such hearing. He also teaches Criminal and Evidence Law at Edinburgh University.