Prior to the Bar, Wendy was a Senior Procurator Fiscal Depute, dealing with many solemn and summary cases, she specialises in forensic / physical evidence following work on the Fingerprint Inquiry.
She has an interest in Health and Safety cases and was seconded to the ICL Plastics (Stockline) investigation.
Wendy has been instructed as junior counsel on a wide variety of cases, including HMA v Docherty (murder of Elaine Doyle), and HMA v Paterson, Bow and Love (5 Judge Appeal - interpretation of section 38). She has been instructed as junior counsel for the Crown in complex cases including HMA v Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (Health and Safety prosecution – the death of Fire-fighter Ewan Williamson); HMA v Kevin Park (murder of Maddison Horne), and HMA v William Paterson (murder of Kevin Carroll).
Member of the FOA Criminal Appeal Service Steering Committee
Member of the Scottish Criminal Bar Association Committee