B.A. (Hons) University of York
B.Phil University of York
LL.B University of Edinburgh
University of Aberdeen Diploma in International Arbitration Law
Public law, including judicial review and human rights
Solicitor 1980-86; called to the Bar 1987; took silk 1998; Standing Junior Counsel to the Home Office and other government departments 1992-98; temporary Sheriff 1995-99; a legal advisor to the General Teaching Council for Scotland Disciplinary tribunals 2005-10; Chair of the Caleb Ness Inquiry for Edinburgh Child Protection Committee, Report 2003; Chairman of Faculty Services (an elected office bearer) 2005-7. JUDICIAL POSTS: Member of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (UK) 2000 to date; fee paid Employment Judge 2000 to date; Member of the Pensions Appeal Tribunal 2012 to date.