New Board members appointed

Apr 22, 2019

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service has appointed two new judicial members to its Board.

Sheriff Principal Craig Turnbull commenced his appointment on 1 April 2019 for a period of 4 years. Anne Scott takes up her appointment on 1 May also for a period of 4 years.

A graduate of the University of Strathclyde, Craig Turnbull was admitted as a solicitor in 1988, working for A.C. White in Ayr and Levy & McRae in Glasgow before joining MacRoberts in 1993. He became a partner there in 1997, specialising in commercial and construction disputes and health and safety and environmental prosecutions, and served as the managing partner from 2011 to 2014.

He was appointed as a part-time sheriff in 2011 and became a full-time sheriff in 2014.  On 1 September 2016 he was appointed as Sheriff Principal of Glasgow and Strathkelvin.

Anne Scott was appointed as President of the Tax Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland in 2017 and the Social Security Chamber in 2018.

A graduate of the University of Aberdeen, Anne Scott was based in Aberdeen until 2011 and at various stages she had been a partner in Brander & Cruickshank WS, a tax partner in Arthur Young and Ernst & Young, a board member at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and also Aberdeen Harbour Board and a Governor of the Robert Gordon University as well as a non-executive director of other companies.

She has been a Judge in the UK First-tier Tribunal Tax Chamber since its inception, a Judge in the Social Entitlement Chamber for many years and, since their inception, a legal member of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland, and the Council Tax Reduction Review Panel.

The SCTS Board is made up of the Chairman Lord Carloway, seven judicial members, and six non-judicial members, including the SCTS Chief Executive, one advocate, one solicitor and three members with experience and knowledge from varied backgrounds including business, finance or a corporate function such as strategic management or operational delivery at a senior level.

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