SHERIFF KATHERINE MACKIE

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Sheriff Katherine EC Mackie graduated from the University of Edinburgh BA LLB. She was admitted as a Solicitor in 1978 and practised principally in the field of civil litigation. She was accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Medical Negligence. From 1994 until 1997 she served as the first female President…

GRAHAM MACNEIL BELL

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Graham is a Director of The Leader Scotland, a support and development company. Prior to this, he was Chief Executive of Kibble, a specialist service provider of services for children and young people at risk. For 24 years he led the strategic growth of this third sector organisation working in child welfare, social care, youth…

ADAM BURLEY

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Adam works as a consultant clinical psychologist at the Edinburgh Access Practice, a service dedicated to the provision of care to individuals who struggle to access mainstream care, as well as providing input to a wide range of public and third sector organisations across the homeless sector. He graduated from St. Andrews University in 1994…

ALEC SPENCER

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Alec has been an operational prison governor and a Director of the Scottish Prison Service. He served as Chairman of the Scottish Accreditation Panel for Offender Programmes and, on a temporary basis, as Chief Officer of Tayside Community Justice Authority. He is an Honorary Professor at Stirling University, and was formerly the Chair of the…

STEVE KIRKWOOD

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Steve has conducted research on community justice in Scotland since 2005. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Edinburgh, where he teaches and conducts original research on criminal justice social work and related subjects. From 2005-2009, he was a Research Officer at the Scottish community justice charity, Sacro, where…

LINDA BENDLE

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Linda is Operations Manager of Heavy Sound C.I.C, a social enterprise specialising in engaging vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in music and creative arts projects. Linda has over 20 years experience in housing and property matters, having previously been the Managing Director of a large letting agency.  Linda combines this in depth knowledge with first-hand…

GLENYS WATT

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Glenys Watt co-founded the social research consultancy, Blake Stevenson Ltd in 1992 and was a director there until her retirement in late 2016. Prior to this she was a director of the Centre for Employment Initiatives, latterly CEI Consultants. She bring a wealth of experience in undertaking research, evaluation and consulting within the public and…

GERRY McCLAY

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Gerry McClay has been a solicitor in private practice involved in the Criminal Justice field for over 30 years. He appears in the criminal courts most days representing people charged with a range of offences from Breach of the Peace to Murder.  Gerry has extensive knowledge of dealing with people who have been accused of…

GERRY BANN

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Gerry Bann is a solicitor and senior partner in leading Scottish law firm, Adams Whyte.  Since 1992, he has specialised in the field of criminal law and has extensive experience in the operation of the criminal courts and the wider criminal justice system. Between 1996 and 2002, Gerry served as Vice-Dean and then Dean of…

Lindsay Montgomery CBE

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Lindsay Montgomery CBE has substantial experience of Scotland’s Justice Sector, Public Administration, Public Services Reform and the Charity Sector. He was Chief Executive of the Scottish Legal Aid Board from 1999 to 2015. During that period he was a Member of the Scottish Government’s Justice Board and many other Boards, Committees and Reviews of the…