QC appointed to Scottish Law Commission

12 Jul


ONE of the Scottish Bar’s most prominent figures in family law has been appointed as a Commissioner of the Scottish Law Commission.

In the post, which is for five years, Kate Dowdalls, QC, will work on projects in the area of family law, an area in which she has specialised throughout her career. 

Ms Dowdalls was admitted to Faculty in 2000, after 15 years in private practice as a solicitor, and took Silk in 2013. She has litigated family cases in sheriff courts throughout Scotland, in the Court of Session and in the UK Supreme Court.

She said: “I am very pleased to have been appointed as a Commissioner, with responsibility for leading the family law project as part of the current programme of reform. I very much look forward to my new role and to playing a part in the future development and reform of family law in Scotland.”

The appointment means Ms Dowdalls will relinquish her position as Chair of the Advocates’ Family Law Association, and the post will be filled in due course.

The announcement is at at http://www.appointed-for-scotland.org/news/