Sheriff David C Clapham SSC

Secretary & Treasurer

Secretary/Treasurer of the Part-Time Sheriffs’ Association

Sheriff Clapham was appointed Secretary and Treasurer of the Part Time Sheriffs' Association in 2016, having been a part-time sheriff since 2007. He is also a judge in the First Tier Tribunal in both the Immigration and Asylum and the Social Entitlement Chambers. He is a convener of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland. He acts as legal assessor to a number of professional regulators. He qualified as a solicitor in 1981 and founded his own legal practice in 1984.

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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