On Thursday 5 October 2023 (5.15-7pm), the Lord President will be chairing a virtual information session that will provide an insight into the working life of a Senator for now and the future and demystify what the role involves. The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland application process will also be discussed.
Sheriff Principal Kate Dowdalls KC will be chairing a virtual information session that will provide an insight into the working life of a Summary Sheriff for now and the future and demystify what the role involves.
New President and Vice President of Sheriff Appeal Court
May 10, 2023
Following the upcoming retirement of Sheriff Principal Marysia Lewis and Sheriff Principal Craig Turnbull’s appointment as a Senator of the College of Justice, the Lord President has appointed Sheriff Principal Aisha Anwar as President of the Sheriff Appeal Court and Sheriff Principal Sean Murphy as Vice President. Appointments are effective from 1 August 2023 and 17 May 2023, respectively.
The President of the Scottish Tribunals, Lord Woolman will step down from the role on 30 April 2023, before his upcoming retirement in May 2023. Lady Wise, Senator of the College of Justice, has been assigned by the Lord President to be the next President of the Scottish Tribunals commencing 01 May 2023.
Three new members have been appointed to the Scottish Civil Justice Council for a three-year term. These appointments fill two vacancies for practising solicitor members to the Council and one Lord President member (Judge).