New SCTS Board members

Jan 17, 2022

Two new members have joined the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service Board.

Ruth M Innes QC joins as Advocate Member and Lynsey Walker as Solicitor Member. Their four year terms begin today, Monday 17 January 2022. They replace Dr Kirsty J Hood QC and Mr Simon J D Catto.

Ruth Innes was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 2005 and took silk in 2018.  Ruth Innes QC 17.01.22A
  graduate of the University of Aberdeen, she has specialised in
  family law throughout her career.  She has been appointed as
  senior counsel to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry with
  responsibility for the foster care case study.  She is the current
  Chair of the Advocates’ Family Law Association and a Fellow of
  the International Academy of Family Lawyers.

Lynsey Walker 17.01.22Lynsey Walker is Partner and Solicitor Advocate of the firm of Addleshaw Goddard LLP.  She is a commercial litigator, specialising in banking and insolvency litigation. She heads the firm's Finance Litigation team in Scotland and is a ranked lawyer in this field (Chambers 2021).  Lynsey is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and was previously a Board member of the Law Society of Scotland. In 2013, Lynsey qualified as a Solicitor Advocate with extended rights of audience in civil cases

The SCTS Board is made up of the Chairman Lord Carloway, seven judicial members, and six non-judicial members, including the SCTS Chief Executive, one advocate, one solicitor and three members with experience and knowledge from varied backgrounds including business, finance or a corporate function such as strategic management or operational delivery at a senior level.

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