QC appointed sheriff
A senior member of Faculty has been appointed a sheriff by Her Majesty the Queen on the recommendation of the First Minister.
David Young, QC, will serve in the Sheriffdom of South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway, based at Hamilton Sheriff Court.
Mr Young was a solicitor practising corporate law for a number of years before he joined the Bar in 1998. He appeared regularly as defence counsel in criminal cases, and became an Advocate Depute in 2004 and served seven years in Crown Office. He was the first Depute Head of the National Sexual Crimes Unit.
After talking Silk in 2010, Mr Young was appointed a part-time sheriff in 2012 and joined the Parole Board for Scotland as a legal member last year.
The announcement is at http://www.scotland-judiciary.org.uk/25/1979/New-Sheriff-appointed