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COUNCIL SOLICITOR APPOINTED TO SCOTTISH CONSTITUTIONAL BODY

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West Lothian Council solicitor Audrey Watson has been appointed to the Scottish Committee of the Council on Tribuna...
West Lothian Council solicitor Audrey Watson has been appointed to the Scottish Committee of the Council on Tribunals which keeps the constitution under review.

Mrs Watson will replace Pek Yeong Berry. She is responsible for training for justices of the peace and also acts as a depute clerk of court and as a depute clerk of the peace. She is also the project co-ordinator for the District Courts Association.

BACKGROUND

1. The main role of the Council on Tribunals is to keep under review the constitution and working of the tribunals they supervise. The Council's Scottish Committee supervises those tribunals and enquiries constituted under Scottish legislation and acts for the council in overseeing tribunals in Scotland having a basis in UK legislation.

2. The council and its Scottish Committee are independent bodies first established in 1958 and now operating under the Tribunals and Enquiries Act 1992. The council has 15 members appointed jointly by the lord chancellor and Scottish ministers. The Scottish Committee comprises three members of the full council plus a further four persons. Committee appointments are made solely by Scottish ministers. Appointees to the council and the committee normally hold office for a three-year period which can, with the agreement of ministers, be extended by a further three years

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