Member of the Tribunal since September 2018. Admitted as a solicitor in 1997. Retired solicitor, previously worked at Blackwood & Smith LLP, Peebles for 27 years. Specialised in family law. Previously undertook civil and criminal court work as well as conveyancing, wills, powers of attorney, executry and general chamber practice work. Past Chair of the Family Law Association of Scotland and Dean of the Faculty of Solicitors in the Shires of Selkirk and Peebles.
Member of the Tribunal since January 2014. He has served in several Local Authorities since 1976, latterly as Head of Public Protection Services and previously as Head of Environmental Health and Principal Building Control Officer for the City and County of Swansea Council since his appointment in 1984. He retired from this post in November 2013 at that time being responsible for several front line services including; Environmental Health, Community Safety; Trading Standards; Building Control; Bereavement and Registration Services, Public Health, Pollution Control, Health Promotion and Licencing. He was a Chartered Surveyor and is also a lead assessor in an HR consultancy organisation.