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Gordon Jackson QC elected Vice Dean of Faculty


The new Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Advocates is Gordon Jackson, QC.

 He has been declared the winner of a six-way election for the post, vacated by James Wolffe, QC, on his appointment as Dean of Faculty.

 The others who stood in the ballot were Ruth Crawford, QC, Simon Di Rollo, QC, Roderick Dunlop, QC, Susan O’Brien, QC, and Janys Scott, QC.

 Mr Jackson said: “I am honoured to have been elected by my colleagues and I am very much looking forward to working in tandem with the Dean to meet the challenges the Faculty faces.”

 Mr Jackson called to the Bar in 1979 and took silk in 1990. He was a Member of the Scottish Parliament from 1999 until 2007.  He has a busy practice covering the gamut of Criminal work.  Also a member of the English Bar since 1990, he has served on Faculty committees which drafted the Code of Conduct and the response to the consultation on corroboration.

 Practice Manager Andrew Sutherland commented: “We are delighted and proud to have a Faculty Office Bearer within the ranks of the Stable and everyone at AM Advocates wishes Mr Jackson well in his new role.”

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