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Lynsey MacDonald

Year of Call: 2008

Qualifications

LL.B. (Hons) University of Strathclyde

Dip. L.P. Glasgow graduate School of Law

Special interests

Criminal

Employment

Health & Safety

Public and fatal accident inquiries

Clerks

Stable telephone number

0141 370 8667

Angela Bath

Laura Kenney

Biography

Lynsey is currently a full-time Advocate Depute, and Legal Member of the Housing Tribunal.

Lynsey has extensive experience of criminal court practice, and has dealt with a wide variety of solemn and summary first instance cases in both the High Court of Justiciary and the Sheriff Court. Since calling to the Bar in 2008, she has acted in many cases for the defence, both as junior alone and as junior with senior.  Prior to calling to the Bar she was a Procurator Fiscal Depute for a number of years. 

Lynsey has a particular interest in Appeal Court work. As defence Counsel she dealt with conviction and sentence appeals, along with petitions to the nobile officium and referrals by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission.  Lynsey has also conducted many appeals for the Crown.

Prior to accepting a full-time appointment as an Advocate Depute, Lynsey had a growing civil practice, consisting of employment law, immigration law, and Fatal Accident Inquiries. Lynsey also has experience of family law and medical negligence actions.

 

Member of the Scottish Medico-Legal Society

Member of the Faculty of Advocates Criminal Bar Association

Member of the Faculty of Advocates Employment Law Group

 

Cases

HMA v Ryan McLean, Gary Mead and Barry Cartwright, unreported, 19 March 2012

Appointments

Legal Member of the First Tier Tribunal for Scotland

(Housing and Property Chamber), 2017-present

Advocate Depute, 2016-present

Ad hoc Advocate Depute, 2015-2016

Ad hoc Advocate Depute (Appeal Court), 2009-present

Tutor in Professional Competence Course, WS Society, 2009-2011

Tutor in Criminal Law, Specialist Paralegal Qualification

CLT (Scotland) in association with the University of Strathclyde,

2009-2012