Thirty new legal members and 19 ordinary members have been appointed to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland, assigned to the Housing & Property Chamber. by the President of Scottish Tribunals, Lady Smith.

The new members were recruited to assist in managing the increased jurisdiction of the chamber, which will handle more private rented sector cases from December 2017, including the new letting agents’ regime, transfer of jurisdiction from the sheriff courts, and new private tenancies. 

The new legal members (solicitors unless otherwise stated) are Yvonne McKenna; Lesley-Anne Mulholland; Nairn Young; Shirley Evans; Alastair Houston; Steven Quither; Petra Hennig McFatridge; Colin Dunipace; Lesley Johnston; Anne Mathie; Kay Springham QC; Alan Strain; Aidan O’Neill QC; Jan Todd; Alison Kelly; Valerie Bremner; Eleanor Mannion; Virgil Crawford; Pamela Woodman; Lynsey MacDonald, advocate; Karen Kirk; Neil Kinnear, advocate; Fiona Watson; Nicola Irvine; Graham Dunlop, advocate; Andrew Upton; Joel Conn; Melanie Barbour; Lesley Ward; Andrew McLaughlin.

Ordinary members appointed are Eileen Shand; Elizabeth Williams; Janine Green; Jennifer Moore; Linda Reid; Angus Lamont; David Fotheringham; David MacIver; David Wilson; Gerard Darroch; Gordon Laurie; James Battye; Leslie Forrest; Tony Cain; Elizabeth Currie; Frances Wood; Jane Heppenstall; Melanie Booth; Sandra Brydon.

The appointments, by the Scottish ministers on the recommendation of the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland, came into effect on 18 September 2017.