The Scottish Legal Awards judging panel is an independently appointed panel of legal industry experts who bring together experience and market knowledge from across Scotland.

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    Lorna Jack Chair of the Judging Panel

    Lorna Jack is the former CEO of the Law Society of Scotland which she served for 13 years until retiring in December 2021. She was widely credited for transforming the organisation with major improvements...
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    Lorna Jack is the former CEO of the Law Society of Scotland which she served for 13 years until retiring in December 2021. She was widely credited for transforming the organisation with major improvements achieved in transparency, governance, engagement and business management. She joined the Scottish Legal Awards as Chair of the Judging Panel in March 2022 and is also currently Chair of Highlands and Islands Airports and Vice Chair of the Scottish Funding Council.

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    Lorna Jack

    Chair of the Judging Panel
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    Greig Cameron Scottish Business Editor, The Times

    Greig Cameron joined The Times as its Scottish business editor in January of 2016. He covers all sectors in the country ranging from start-ups and entrepreneurs through to big corporates and the economy....
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    Greig Cameron joined The Times as its Scottish business editor in January of 2016. He covers all sectors in the country ranging from start-ups and entrepreneurs through to big corporates and the economy. As well as looking after the Scottish content in the weekly legal section of the newspaper he contributes to The Brief, the online portal for industry news and opinion.

    Prior to joining The Times he spend four years as the deputy business editor at The Herald and was the main correspondent for commercial legal firm stories on the title.

    Greig started his career as a news journalist with the Edinburgh based press agency Deadline and spent many days sitting in and around court rooms across east central Scotland covering stories and waiting for cases to be called. After that he joined the Daily Record as a general news reporter before moving internally to specialise in business. That was firstly with the Business7 weekly newspaper and then latterly as the deputy editor of Insider magazine, where he wrote several of the magazine's annual legal sector reviews.

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    Greig Cameron

    Scottish Business Editor, The Times
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    Dr Sarah Hendry Head of Law, University of Dundee

    Dr Sarah Hendry is an academic lawyer specialising in water and environmental law. She is the Head of Law at the University of Dundee. She also works within the Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science,...
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    Dr Sarah Hendry is an academic lawyer specialising in water and environmental law. She is the Head of Law at the University of Dundee. She also works within the Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science, a Category 2 Centre under the auspices of UNESCO, which is hosted at the University of Dundee. Sarah is Scottish Editor for the Journal of Water Law and the Journal of Environmental Law and Management, co-convenor of the UK Environmental Law Association’s Scottish water law sub-group, and vice-chair of the International Water Association’s Specialist Group on Governance and Regulation. Her interest in Scottish, EU and comparative water law extends across both water resources and water services, and she has published widely, including on comparative frameworks for water law reform and on the ‘Scottish model’ of governance and regulation of water services.

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    Dr Sarah Hendry

    Head of Law, University of Dundee
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    Janet Hood Owner, Janet Hood Training and Consulting

    12  years ago Janet set up Janet Hood Training & Consulting Ltd. a niche business dealing exclusively with licensing matters from alcohol to zoos. She consults on licensing matters for many solicitors’...
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    12  years ago Janet set up Janet Hood Training & Consulting Ltd. a niche business dealing exclusively with licensing matters from alcohol to zoos. She consults on licensing matters for many solicitors’ firms across Scotland and England offering a poach free service. She also advises the licensed trade directly on all licensing matters including applications, reviews, training, compliance and due diligence. She is known as a go- to- woman in licensing matters.

    Janet sits on the Law Society Law Reform Licensing Sub Group, the National Trade Forum feeding directly into Police Scotland’s Liquor & Civic Licensing Policy Unit, is an honorary member of the Scottish Tourism Alliance, board member of Appetite for Angus & a member of the  highly influential  Scottish Hospitality Group which emerged during lockdown and is leading the way for the trade. 

    She has had an exciting career, 21 years in local government, 6 heading up the British Institute of Innkeeping in Scotland. She sat on the Law Society Council for 17 years and headed up the In House Lawyers Group for 15 years and has served on the Law Society Board &  other committees. 

    Janet has set up an on line training facility for licensees and their staff covering licensing, food hygiene, health and safety and other relevant courses. Networking and Keeping abreast of client needs is key to her career. 

    Janet offers pro bono help to law graduates and students to improve their job application and interview techniques.

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    Janet Hood

    Owner, Janet Hood Training and Consulting
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    David Lee Director, David Lee Media & Events

    David is an event host, podcast presenter, writer, editor and PR consultant who has covered legal affairs for more than 20 years. He has been a judge in the Scottish Legal Awards since its second year...
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    David is an event host, podcast presenter, writer, editor and PR consultant who has covered legal affairs for more than 20 years. He has been a judge in the Scottish Legal Awards since its second year and regularly hosts events for legal clients, including The Law Society of Scotland. 

    As Director of David Lee Media & Events Ltd, he has hosted around 350 events for a range of public and private sector clients across the UK. He adapted to the changing world in 2020 by reshaping his business and has hosted 100+ online events, from webinars to full-day conferences - on a wide range of topics, including data, fintech, climate change and sustainability and rural affairs. He has also presented around 35 podcasts.

    David sits on the Board of LAR Housing Trust and away from work, he is a father of four grown-up children (and two dogs), a passionate coastal rower and an angry footballer of declining ability.

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    David Lee

    Director, David Lee Media & Events
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    Shonaig Macpherson

    Shonaig Macpherson CBE FRSE DUni LL.B is a former lawyer, Chairman and Non-Executive Director of some of Scotland’s best known businesses. She has served the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company and The...
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    Shonaig Macpherson CBE FRSE DUni LL.B is a former lawyer, Chairman and Non-Executive Director of some of Scotland’s best known businesses.
    She has served the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company and The Robertson Trust as Chairman and as President of the SCDI. Shonaig has also been Chairman of The National Trust for Scotland, Scottish Council for Development and Industry and ITI Scotland Limited, the Princes Scottish Youth Business Trust and the first ever non-executive member of Scottish Government’s Strategic Advisory and Management Board. She has previously held non- executive positions at Euan’s Guide, Dunedin Consort and Futurelearn Limited.

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    Shonaig Macpherson

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    Fiona McAllister Senior Media Lawyer in Channel 4

    Fiona is a Senior Media Lawyer in Channel 4’s Legal & Compliance team, which is renowned for its enabling advice as part of the Channel’s unique risk-taking remit.  She provides legal,...
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    Fiona is a Senior Media Lawyer in Channel 4’s Legal & Compliance team, which is renowned for its enabling advice as part of the Channel’s unique risk-taking remit.  She provides legal, compliance and ethical advice on all aspects of television programming - broadcast and online - before and after broadcast, including its promotion and marketing.

    Fiona trained then qualified as a commercial litigator with a focus on media and reputational issues at Burness Paull LLP. She gained a broad range of experience across a variety of sectors and completed secondments with the Royal Bank of Scotland, FirstGroup plc and BBC Scotland. After 8 years Fiona moved to a leading London media firm, Simkins LLP, generally advising Claimants on media related issues including defamation, privacy, data protection, harassment, contempt and the media regulatory codes. Fiona joined Channel 4 in 2019 and is qualified and admitted to practise in Scotland, England & Wales and Ireland.

    Fiona’s pro bono and not for profit work includes being a Chair for LawRocks, promoting music education for underprivileged youth. Prior to that Fiona was a Director of LawWorks Scotland, worked at Citizens Advice Bureaus and is a former President of the Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association.

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    Fiona McAllister

    Senior Media Lawyer in Channel 4
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    Christine McLintock Past President 2016-2017, The Law Society of Scotland

    Christine is the Past President of the Law Society of Scotland having held office from 2015-2016. Before the merger of McGrigors with Pinsent Masons, Christine was the Risk & Knowledge Management Partner...
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    Christine is the Past President of the Law Society of Scotland having held office from 2015-2016. Before the merger of McGrigors with Pinsent Masons, Christine was the Risk & Knowledge Management Partner and a member of the Board of McGrigors.

    She then became General Counsel for Pinsent Masons and headed up the Risk, Compliance and In-House Legal Services Group. In May 2013, she retired as a partner in Pinsent Masons to explore consultancy and non-executive opportunities.

    Christine has an extensive record of involvement with the Law Society of Scotland. She joined Council in 2005 and served on the Society's Board from its inception in 2009 to 2017. Prior to that, she was a member of the Strategy and Governance Group, as well as being the Convenor of the Education & Training Committee since 2007. In that role, Christine was responsible for delivering a new route to qualification, working with the Education & Training Policy Team.

    Christine is the Convener of the Public Policy Committee of the Society, a committee set up to oversee policy development and implementation. She is also chair of the Lawscot Foundation (a charity which provides mentoring and financial support to individuals from less advantaged backgrounds who aspire to become a Scottish solicitor), chair of Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland (Scotland’s only open to all bereavement counselling charity) and a trustee of the Scottish Council of Law Reporting. She is currently a member of the independent Review of the Regulation of Legal Services in Scotland.

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    Christine McLintock

    Past President 2016-2017, The Law Society of Scotland
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    Graeme McWilliams Past Convener, In House Lawyers Committee

    Graeme is a retired in-house lawyer, has been a Fellow of the Law Society of Scotland since 2019, and rejoined the Society's Intellectual Property accreditation panel in 2022. He is a board member and...
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    Graeme is a retired in-house lawyer, has been a Fellow of the Law Society of Scotland since 2019, and rejoined the Society's Intellectual Property accreditation panel in 2022. He is a board member and trustee of Art in Healthcare (since 2020) and The Royal Lyceum Theatre Company Limited (since 2022), on the committee of the Access to Justice Foundation Scotland and chair of its Working Group (since 2020), and co-chair of the Faculty of Advocates' annual World Intellectual Property Day conference (since 2008). Graeme was Convener of the Society's In-House Lawyers Committee and a co-opted member of its Council from 2016 to 2019, and a board member of the Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy from 2010-17. He is a keen supporter of IP, the in-house legal profession, World IP Day, the 21st Century Bar Conference and the Scottish Legal Walks.

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    Graeme McWilliams

    Past Convener, In House Lawyers Committee
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    Sam Moore Legal Tech Ecosystem Strategist at Reynen Court

    Sam is Director of Vendor Success at Reynen Court, the 'app store for legal', where he is responsible for strategic planning of Reynen Court's expanding community of participating legal tech products....
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    Sam is Director of Vendor Success at Reynen Court, the 'app store for legal', where he is responsible for strategic planning of Reynen Court's expanding community of participating legal tech products. Prior to this, he spent 6 years at Burness Paull as a solicitor, legal technologist, and laterally innovation manager leading the firm's legal tech and innovation roadmap. He was also Scotland's first Accredited Legal Technologist. Sam holds degrees in both law and computer science, and has previously worked in-house in a broad range of commercial management and project management roles as well as legal roles. Outside of his duties at Reynen Court, Sam teaches an elective titled 'Introduction to Legal Innovation & Technology' on the Diploma at University of Glasgow's law school, and he sits on the Advisory Board of LawscotTech, the Law Society of Scotland's flagship legal tech adoption initiative.

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    Sam Moore

    Legal Tech Ecosystem Strategist at Reynen Court
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    Paul Mosson Executive Director of Member Services and Engagement, The Law Society of Scotland

    Paul is the Executive Director of Member Services and Engagement at the Law Society of Scotland where he leads a highly skilled and dedicated team that looks after the needs of solicitors and accredited...
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    Paul is the Executive Director of Member Services and Engagement at the Law Society of Scotland where he leads a highly skilled and dedicated team that looks after the needs of solicitors and accredited paralegals in Scotland, and Scottish solicitors practising in England and Wales as well as other overseas jurisdictions. The Law Society of Scotland has an ambitious strategy leading into 2020 and Paul is working across the organisation with his colleagues to deliver its goals.

    Paul is also a cop-opted member of the CBI Scotland Council and Chair of Altis Legal, an innovative property technology company based in Edinburgh.

    Prior to joining the Law Society of Scotland, Paul was a consultant specialising in leadership and strategy formation within the legal sector, some notable clients included the Birmingham Law Society and the Litigant in Person Support Strategy partnership.

    Before establishing his own consultancy and joining Mills Rendall Associates, as an associate consultant, Paul was Director of Services at the Bar Council of England and Wales. Paul joined the Bar Council of England and Wales as Head of Member Services when he established its commercial operations and member servicing functions building it into a modern, outward-facing service culture. Paul had several roles at the Bar Council during his nine years, including director of the Policy team for nearly a year. Paul is also the architect behind the first legal-specialised Third Party Managed Account (TPMA) in England and Wales.

    In early 2016 Paul did a tandem skydive to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society that led him to begin volunteering as a Fundraising Ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society.

     Paul was born in Solihull, England and is an Law graduate from the University of Wolverhampton.

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    Paul Mosson

    Executive Director of Member Services and Engagement, The Law Society of Scotland
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    Martin Nolan General Counsel & Company Secretary, Skyscanner

    Martin is General Counsel at the leading global travel metasearch site, Skyscanner. He has responsibility for the legal functions of a business which supports 100 million users each month. He leads its...
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    Martin is General Counsel at the leading global travel metasearch site, Skyscanner. He has responsibility for the legal functions of a business which supports 100 million users each month. He leads its Global Public Affairs team, helping shape policy and regulation in the UK, EU and US on issues affecting the digital economy and consumer protections, and sits on the board of the leading travel technology trade bodies in Washington DC and Brussels, where he spends part of his working time. He has recently been appointed Skyscanner’s Executive Sponsor for Sustainability, developing and leading the implementation of its net zero strategy. Prior to joining Skyscanner in 2017, Martin was a corporate finance lawyer in private practice for 10 years, specialising in private equity and M&A.

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    Martin Nolan

    General Counsel & Company Secretary, Skyscanner
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    Philip Rodney Founder, Rimalower Consulting

    Philip set up Rimalower Consulting in 2018, providing advice on strategy and leadership to businesses in a wide range of sectors. He currently sits on the boards of Dunedin Consort, ESGmark and The Royal...
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    Philip set up Rimalower Consulting in 2018, providing advice on strategy and leadership to businesses in a wide range of sectors. He currently sits on the boards of Dunedin Consort, ESGmark and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is the Chair of LAR Housing Trust. 

    He practised as a solicitor for more than 40 years and was recognised as an Eminent Practitioner in Chambers UK Legal Directory in Litigation, Defamation/Reputation Management and Media & Entertainment.

    Philip was Chair of Burness and later Burness Paull for more than 13 years, leading them through their growth strategy. He also previously chaired the board of governors at the Glasgow School of Art and the Senior Lawyers Committee of the IBA.

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    Philip Rodney

    Founder, Rimalower Consulting
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    Frasia Wright Managing Director, Frasia Wright Associates

    An accountant by profession, Frasia Wright has been involved in legal recruitment since 1988. Having also worked in both New York and London, she is today recognised as having the longest track record...
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    An accountant by profession, Frasia Wright has been involved in legal recruitment since 1988. Having also worked in both New York and London, she is today recognised as having the longest track record in Scottish legal recruitment since establishing FWA in 1995, where her name is synonymous with professional integrity and confidentiality.

    FWA offers the most relevant and appropriate recruitment and career advice to clients and candidate lawyers at all levels. Frasia concentrates on the more established end of the market, bringing her skills and knowledge together to work with senior lawyers, partners and team moves within private practice or in-house. She works closely with law firms and other organisations to provide solutions to recruitment problems and to complement their own recruitment strategies.

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    Frasia Wright

    Managing Director, Frasia Wright Associates