Judicial Appointments Board appointment
Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Kenny MacAskill, today announced the appointment of a new Advocate Member to the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland.
The new Member is James McNeill QC.
James McNeill QC is a practising Advocate, working on civil and commercial matters. He has judicial experience as one of the Judges of the Courts of Appeal of Guernsey and Jersey since 2005 and in chairing Presbyterial Commissions of the Church of Scotland since 2001. Between 2005 and 2011 he was the member of Council of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association representing Scotland.
This appointment will be for four years and will run from 17 September 2012 to 16 September 2016.
This appointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £290 for a time commitment of three days per month.
James McNeill holds no other public appointments.
This appointment is regulated by the Public Appointments Commissioner for Scotland.
All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity within the last five years (if there is any to be declared) to be made public. James McNeil has declared no political activity.