Counsel in summary sheriff appointments

23 Dec


Several members of Faculty are among 21 summary sheriff appointments, the largest judicial recruitment in Scotland.

The role of summary sheriff was created under the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014, and deals with some types of civil and criminal cases.

Last year, 15 summary sheriffs were appointed, and the latest group of 21 will take up office in March.

The Faculty members are: John Hamilton, QC, (Sheriffdom of North Strathclyde), Ross Macfarlane, QC, (South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway), Peter McCormack (Lothian and Borders), Barry Divers (Glasgow and Strathkelvin), Moira MacKenzie (North Strathclyde), James MacDonald, Derek Reekie and Jillian Martin-Brown (all Tayside, Central and Fife).

The Scottish Government’s announcement of the appointments is at