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Sheriff Pino Di Emidio appointed as Director of the Judicial Institute
Feb 17, 2022
The Lord President has appointed Sheriff Pino Di Emidio as Director of the Judicial Institute for Scotland. Sheriff Di Emidio will take up the post on 1 April 2022 for a period of three years.
Sheriff Di Emidio is a floating sheriff in the sheriffdom of Tayside Central and Fife. He was appointed as a sheriff in 2014, having had a part time appointment within the Scottish tribunal judiciary from 2012 to 2014. He also sits in the Upper Tribunal for Scotland dealing with cases from the Housing and Property Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland.
He was a solicitor from 1981 to 1993 and became an Advocate in 1994. From 2005 to 2009 he was Director of Training and Education at the Faculty of Advocates.
Sheriff Susan Craig, Interim Director of the Judicial Institute welcomes Sheriff Di Emidio and said “I am delighted that Pino is joining the Judicial Institute where he will find a warm welcome from a wonderful team who support our critical work. I am sure he will bring a wealth of experience and help the continuing development of our internationally recognised suite of resources. Having been at the institute for over four and a half years I have decided the time is right to for me to return to the Bench and am very pleased that the JI will be in such safe hands.”