New President of Mental Health Tribunal
A SENIOR member of Faculty has been named the new President of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland.
Laura Dunlop, QC, takes up the post with effect from Saturday, 12 October, it was announced by Ash Denham, Minister for Community Safety. She succeeds another member of Faculty, Dr Joe Morrow, QC, the Lord Lyon.
“I am delighted that Ms Dunlop has accepted this appointment and have no doubt that both users and members of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland will benefit greatly from her wealth of legal knowledge and tribunal experience,” said the Minister.
“I am also very grateful to the outgoing President, Dr Joe Morrow, for his dedicated work and commitment as President of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland for the past eleven years, and as a member of the tribunal since 2005. Under his leadership, the tribunal has implemented a number of improvements, with patient-focussed outcomes remaining at the centre of it all.”
The full announcement is here