Scottish Law Commission appointments

In the year that has marked the centenary of the first female LLB graduates in Scotland Scots Law News is pleased to note the appointment of the first female Scottish Law Commissioner.

Laura Dunlop QC has been appointed to the Scottish Law Commission for three years. She will assume her post on 16th November 2009 and will replace Colin Tyre QC. Ms Dunlop is currently the senior counsel to the Penrose Inquiry into Hepatitis C/HIV acquired infection from NHS treatment in Scotland with blood and blood products. How long now until the first female chair of the SLC?

Today also marked the announcement of the appointment of Scots Law News's very own Professor Hector MacQueen to replace Professor Joe Thomson. As the SLC is currently considering topics for its 8th programme of law reform we will keep an eye for new projects related to naked rambling or anti-social cockerels.

On behalf of you, our faithful readers, many congratulations to Hector and to Laura Dunlop on their appointments.