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 4 lay trustees and 2 ex officio trustees. Ex officio trustee appointments are for renewable terms of 3 years.


John D O Fulton WS (Permanent)

The Honourable Lord Kinclaven (Permanent)
Professor Robert Rennie, Harper Macleod LLP (Permanent)
Roy L Martin, QC (Permanent)

Law Society of Scotland Nominee
Sheriff Alastair G D Thornton (Ex Officio)

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

Legal Education Advisory Committee (“LEAC”)

Deputy Keeper HM Signet (Ex Officio) – Nominee

Professor Alan Page
Dean of the School of Law, University of Dundee

Representative of Faculty of Advocates
Giles Reid, Advocate

Representative of Scottish University Law Faculties
Professor Roderick R M Paisley
Chair of Scots Law, University of Aberdeen

Representative of Law Society of Scotland
Heather McKendrick, Head of Careers and Outreach
Law Society of Scotland

Representative of Young Scottish Lawyers
Christopher W Nicholson
Head of Governance and Policy, Scottish National Investment Bank

Honorary Appointment
Kenneth W Pritchard WS

Secretary to the Foundation

David N Dunsire WS
Caledonian Exchange
19a Canning Street
Edinburgh EH3 8HE

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