Member of the Tribunal since January 2021. Admitted as a solicitor in 2010. Principally practices in insurance litigation. Qualified as a Solicitor Advocate in 2018. Joined BTO Solicitors LLP in 2015 and is a Partner in its insurance litigation department.
Member of the Tribunal since September 2021. Admitted as a Solicitor in 2014 and completed his legal traineeship with Morton Fraser. Thomas joined Ross & Connel in October 2019, following a few years practising in commercial and family litigation, and is an Partner in their Private Client department. His work principally involves Wills, Powers of Attorney, administration of Estates and providing inheritance tax advice. He was a former solicitor member of the Law Society of Scotland's Trusts and Succession Law Sub Committee.
Member of the Tribunal since January 2013. She is a Professor of Communities and Race Relations and holds a PhD in Sociology (specialising in Human Rights, Equality and Diversity). She held senior academic positions at Glasgow Caledonian University (1994-2012), the University of Durban-Westville, SA (1987-1989). She was seconded to the Strategic Planning Department at Durban City Council, SA between 1989-1993 as Lead Researcher for the Town Planning Department. More recently she was a founding member of the National Confidential Forum (2013-2016), a member of the Children’s panel (2010-2012) and Lay Member, Council of the Law Society where she Chaired LSS Equality and Diversity Committee and served as a Member of the LSS, Regulatory Committee (2012-2013). She was Commissioner, Scottish Human Rights Commission, (2008-2015), Chair/Deputy Chair of the UK the Commission for Racial Equality and Its Scottish Commissioner (2003-2006) and a member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission UK (2005-2007). She was also a member of the Runnymede Academic Forum (2004-2006). Kay was the Scottish Chair and UK Board member of the BIG Lottery Fund (1997- 2004) and a member of the Wellcome Trust Funding Panel (2002-2004). She was a Non-executive Director, Scottish Prison Service (2018-2022) and served on the Audit Committee of PIRC. She is currently a Public Appointments Advisor for the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life (2012-) and is Patron of IARS (Research International Institute 2013-) and an editor of its Journal. She is a fellow of The Higher Education Academy and the RSA.
Member of the Tribunal since 2014. After retiring from a senior position in the Police Service in 2001, Paul has been a member of four other tribunals, acting in the role of chair in three of them. These included a Fitness to Practise Tribunal (FTP) and a Health Tribunal for the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and a Conduct Tribunal, for the the Northern Ireland Social Care Council. Service in each of these lasted for the two terms of four years each to which members are restricted. He was an Associate Outplacement Consultant for a major U.K. H.R. company for approximately ten years from 2024, assisting staff who had been made redundant from a range of organisations, through training in the completion of CVs, application forms and interview skills. He was a Lay Representative for the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency for nine years from 2013. He sits on another Solicitor Discipline Tribunal, and continues, from 2002, to be an Assessor for the Cabinet Office Customer Service Excellence Standard.