Sheriff Janys Scott QC

Vice President

President of the Part-Time Sheriffs’ Association

Janys M Scott QC has been a part-time sheriff since 2005. She was elected Vice-President of the Part Time Sheriffs’ Association in 2018. She is a graduate of Cambridge University and practiced as a solicitor in both Scotland and England before being called to the bar in 1992. She took silk in 2007. She is the chairman of the Advocates’ Family Law Association and represents the UK on the Family Law Committee of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe.

Attending Court


People attend court for many reasons. They may be directly involved in the case such as the lawyers, accused, witnesses, jurors or police officers or as members of the public they may wish to attend and observe proceedings. All courts are open to the public except in certain circumstances.

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