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Sheriff Appeal Court appointments 27/05/2015 The Lord President has confirmed the appointment of Sheriff Principal Mhairi Stephen QC as the President of the new Sheriff Appeal Court and Sheriff Principal Craig Scott QC as Vice President.

Sheriff Appeal Court appointments 

The Lord President has confirmed the appointment of Sheriff Principal Mhairi Stephen QC as the President of the new Sheriff Appeal Court and Sheriff Principal Craig Scott QC as Vice President.

It has also been confirmed that retired Sheriffs Principal Alastair Dunlop QC and Brian Lockhart are among those to be appointed by the Lord President to the new judicial office of Appeal Sheriff created by Court Reform (Scotland) Act 2014. 

The other appointments to the office of Appeal Sheriff are Sheriff Paul Arthurson QC, Sheriff John Beckett QC, Sheriff Peter Braid, Sheriff Alasdair MacFadyen, Sheriff Kenneth Maciver, Sheriff John Morris QC, Sheriff Nigel Morrison QC, Sheriff Sean Murphy QC, Sheriff Michael O’Grady QC and Sheriff Nikola Stewart QC. 

The Sheriff Appeal Court will be established at the start of the new legal year in September 2015, at first with jurisdiction for criminal cases and after January 2016 with jurisdiction in civil cases.

 

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