Advocate David Sheldon appointed to board

Monday, Aug 21, 2017

The Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs, Annabelle Ewing  MSP, today announced the appointment of David Sheldon QC as Faculty Member to the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB).

SLAB is an independent statutory body established under the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 to manage legal aid in Scotland. It is a non-departmental public body responsible to the Scottish Government. SLAB's work is overseen by board members, who are appointed by Scottish ministers.

Before being called to the bar in 1998, David Sheldon was a lecturer in law at the University of Edinburgh. He published widely on topics in criminal law and the law of evidence.  David was an Associate Dean of the School of Law from 1995-1997.

His practice at the Bar included both civil and criminal cases and he has appeared in all the major Scottish courts and tribunals, as well as the Privy Council and Supreme Court.  David was a standing junior to the Scottish Government from 2003 until 2013.

The appointment is for three years and runs to 30  September 2020.

The full Scottish Government release is available here.