Sheriff Wendy Sheehan

Vice President: Sheriff Wendy Sheehan (Edinburgh Sheriff Court)

Wendy Sheehan was appointed as a sheriff in Glasgow in 2011, having served as a part-time sheriff for six years. She transferred to Edinburgh in 2014.

She was admitted as a solicitor in 1991 and was accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a family law specialist and as a family law mediator. She is a former convenor trainer and assessor for CALM and has undertaken over 100 mediations. She was a founder member of the Family Law Arbitration Group. Scotland (FLAGS) and is now FLAGS training convenor. She was a founding director of niche family law practice SKO. 

Sheriff Sheehan sits on a number of Scottish Government committees in relation to family and adoption matters. She regularly delivers training for the Judicial Institute on family law, adoption and case management topics. She is a regular speaker at conferences and training events for solicitors, children’s panel members and curators. She has recently been commissioned to write the adoption chapter in the new edition of MacPhail.

Sheriff Sheehan served on the Council of the Sheriffs Association between 2013 and 2016. She was the Sheriffs Association representative on the implementation group in respect of the Civil Courts Review and was the judicial member on the Taylor Review of Expenses and the Funding of Civil Litigation. She was elected as Vice President of the Sheriffs’ Association in 2019.