Retired sheriff Daniel Scullion has been appointed as a legal member of the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission.

Mr Scullion was a resident sheriff at Glasgow Sheriff Court from July 2012 until his retirement at the end of May 2019. For the last 30 months of his time in Glasgow, he was one of the core team of sheriffs designated by the sheriff principal to manage solemn criminal business in the court.

Before his time in Glasgow, he sat for seven years in Hamilton Sheriff Court, following 20 years in practice as a solicitor and then solicitor advocate with rights of audience in the High Court of Justiciary.

He also served as a member of the Commission on Women Offenders, which reported in April 2012.

His new appointment will be for four years from 1 October 2019 to 
30 September 2023. It is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £252 per day for a time commitment of up to four days per month.

The Commission’s role is to consider alleged miscarriages of justice. It may refer cases to the High Court for determination.