New advocate member, Kenneth Campbell QC, has been appointed to the Council for a three year term starting from 4 March 2017.
Kenneth has been a member of the Faculty of Advocates since 1996, having previously worked as a solicitor, and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2011. He is also a member of the English Bar (admitted 2013).
He was Standing Junior Counsel to the Ministry of Defence from 2002 to 2012, and to the Home Office from 2009 to 2012. He served as Director of Training and Education at the Faculty of Advocates from 2002 to 2005. He is the Vice Chairman of the Scottish Council of Law Reporting, and a legal member of the Tax Tribunals for Scotland (First Tier) and of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland.
He is currently a member of the Council’s Rules Rewrite Committee.
Chair of the Council, Lord Carloway, the Lord President, said: “Mr Campbell has already brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Rules Rewrite Committee and I welcome him to the Council.”
Kenneth has been appointed to replace a vacancy left by advocate member Kenneth Forrest, whose tenure ends on 3 March 2017. His appointment follows a recent advocate recruitment campaign and was made in consultation with the Faculty of Advocates.