Appointment of new Sheriff Principal of Glasgow and Strathkelvin

Sheriff Craig Turnbull has been appointed as the new Sheriff Principal of Glasgow and Strathkelvin.

Sheriff Turnbull, who was appointed by Her Majesty the Queen on the recommendation of the First Minister, will take up appointment as Sheriff Principal from 1 September 2016, following the retirement of Sheriff Principal Craig Scott QC.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made her recommendation for appointment on the basis of a report by the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland.

Craig Turnbull is a sheriff in the Sheriffdom of North Strathclyde, sitting predominantly at Greenock and Dumbarton Sheriff Courts.

A graduate of the University of Strathclyde, he 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.

More information about the role of Sheriffs Principal can be found here.

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