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New part-time sheriffs appointed

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New part-time sheriffs appointed


06 January 2022

Axiom Advocates is delighted to announce that Mark Lindsay QC and Scott Manson have been appointed part-time sheriffs. The Scottish Ministers have appointed fifteen part-time sheriffs and seventeen part-time summary sheriffs. Both will take up their appointments shortly, however they will otherwise remain in practice at Axiom and seek to maintain their existing practices and relationships with their valued clients. 

The Scottish Ministers agreed to the appointments on the basis of a report by the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland. The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland is an independent advisory public body with the role of recommending individuals for appointment to judicial offices within the Board’s remit including judge of the Court of Session, chair of the Scottish Land Court, sheriff principal, sheriff, and summary sheriff. The Scottish Ministers are required by statute to consult the Lord President of the Court of Session before making their recommendation.

Mark Lindsay QC graduated from the University of Glasgow, obtaining an LLB Honours in 1990 and a Diploma in Legal Practice in 1991. He trained as a solicitor in Edinburgh with Tods Murray, WS and qualified as a solicitor in 1993. After qualifying as a solicitor he worked as a litigation solicitor in the Office of the Solicitor to the Secretary of State for Scotland. He called to the Scottish Bar in 1996 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2011. He was Standing Junior Counsel to the Secretary of State for the Home Department from 2000 to 2011. He was appointed as a legally qualified chair of the Police Appeal Tribunal in 2013.

Scott Manson read law at the University of Glasgow graduating with first class honours in 2006. He trained as a solicitor with bto in Glasgow and practised with the firm in insurance litigation until 2012 when he joined the commercial litigation team at MacRoberts. In 2013 he was awarded the Lord Reid Scholarship and admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 2014. At the bar, he practices principally in the fields of commercial, construction project, property, maritime and professional negligence litigation. He is a member of various Faculty committees and an ad hoc tutor in civil procedure on the Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow.

Axiom warmly congratulates both Mark and Scott on their well-deserved appointments and wishes them every success.

The full announcement can be read here:
New Part-time Sheriffs and Part-time Summary Sheriffs appointed (judiciary.scot)