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Summary Sheriffs Appointed
Sep 17, 2020
The judicial office of summary sheriff was created to deal with some types of civil and criminal cases in the sheriff court.
The appointments are as follows:
Summary sheriff appointed to the Sheriffdom of Glasgow and Strathkelvin, sitting at Glasgow Sheriff Court is: Jonathan Guy (taking up office in October 2020).
Summary sheriff appointed to the Sheriffdom of Tayside, Central and Fife, sitting at Stirling Sheriff Court is: Alison Michie (taking up office in September 2020).
Her Majesty the Queen has appointed two summary sheriffs on the recommendation of the First Minister.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made her recommendations for appointment on the basis of a report by the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland.
The Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 created a new judicial office of summary sheriff.
The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland is an independent advisory public body with the role of recommending individuals for appointment to judicial offices within the Board’s remit including judge of the Court of Session, sheriff principal, sheriff, and summary sheriff.
The First Minister has statutory responsibility for making recommendations to Her Majesty the Queen and is required by statute to consult the Lord President of the Court of Session before making her recommendation.
The salary of a summary sheriff is £114,793 per annum.
Jonathan Guy graduated from the University of Dundee with an LLB Honours Degree in 2000. He obtained a Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Edinburgh in 2001 and Certificate in Forensic Medicine in 2003. He started his career in 2001 as a trainee solicitor with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, prior to being appointed as a Procurator Fiscal Depute in 2003. In 2006, he joined Anderson Strathern LLP and was made a partner there in 2013, specialising in commercial litigation, child law and health and safety.
Alison Michie graduated from the University of Dundee with an LLB Honours Degree in 1997 and obtained a Diploma in Legal Practice in 1998. In 1998 Miss Michie joined the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service where she has worked in a variety of roles including several posts in Crown Office. Miss Michie is currently an Assistant Procurator Fiscal for Lothian and Borders. Miss Michie is also a tutor in Criminal Court Practice at the University of Edinburgh.