The Board of Trustees consists of a mixture of permanent (“Lay”) trustees and ex officio trustees (one nominated by the President of the Law Society of Scotland and one by the Dean of the Faculty of Advocates). There must be not less than 3 and no more than 6 trustees. There are currently 3 lay trustees and 2 ex officio trustees. Ex officio trustee appointments are for renewable terms of 3 years.


Dr Kirsty J Hood KC

Chris Nicholson WS (Permanent)
Professor Roderick R M Paisley (Permanent)
The Hon Lord Ericht (Permanent)

Law Society of Scotland Nominee
Lucy Thornton, Associate, Anderson Strathern LLP (Ex Officio)

Faculty of Advocates Nominee
Dr Kirsty J Hood KC (Ex Officio)

Legal Education Advisory Committee (“LEAC”)

Giles Reid, Advocate

Representatives of Scottish University Law Faculties
Professor Frankie McCarthy
Professor of Private Law, University of Glasgow

Professor Pamela Ferguson
Professor of Scots Law, University of Dundee

Representative of Law Society of Scotland
Professor Alison Green PFHEA, Dean for Teaching, Learning and Student Experience, University of Stirling

Representative of Young Scottish Lawyers
Emma Boffey, Advocate – Faculty of Advocates

Honorary Appointment
Mike Graham

Secretary to the Foundation

Lynsey Kerr WS
Caledonian Exchange
19a Canning Street
Edinburgh EH3 8HE

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