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Senator appointment and Sheriff Principal recruitment
Aug 16, 2022
In order to fill an up-coming vacancy on the Senatorial bench the Lord President asked the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland to recommend a suitable candidate.
The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland has recommended Sheriff Principal Craig Turnbull, Sheriff Principal of Glasgow and Strathkelvin, to be appointed as a Senator of the College of Justice. As a result of this recommendation, the Lord President sought expressions of interests from the remaining Sheriffs Principal to transfer to the Sheriffdom of Glasgow and Strathkelvin.
Sheriff Principal Aisha Anwar, Sheriff Principal of South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway will transfer to the Sheriffdom of Glasgow and Strathkelvin.
Both moves will take effect in May 2023.
In addition, Sheriff Principal Marysia Lewis, Sheriff Principal of Tayside, Central and Fife has intimated her retirement (summer 2023). This will create a further vacancy at Sheriff Principal level.
The Lord President has asked the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland to recommend three Sheriffs Principal for North Strathclyde; South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway; and Tayside, Central and Fife.
The Judicial Office for Scotland are hosting an event Chaired by Sheriff Principal Anwar on the role of a Sheriff Principal this evening (16th August). Those wishing to attend should email: firstname.lastname@example.org – further details about the event can be found here.