Dame Elizabeth started at the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel in 1991 and worked as a legislative drafter and then team leader in the Office until her promotion to First Parliamentary Counsel and Permanent Secretary in 2015.
Dame Elizabeth has worked on a wide range of legislative projects, including on consolidation bills, law reform and tax legislation. She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of Bath in the 2021 Birthday Honours for services to government and the legislative process.View profile
Roddy has a wide and varied caseload and has appeared at every level within the Scottish civil court system. Roddy is Dean of the Faculty of Advocates and won Legal 500’s Scottish Silk of the Year in 2019.
Roddy’s expertise covers media law, professional negligence, professional discipline, insurance law, commercial disputes, procurement, intellectual property, human rights, prescription and limitation, and judicial review.View profile
Frances called in 1985 after eight years in the Procurator Fiscal’s office during which time she served as junior counsel on the Lockerbie Inquiry. She is now one of the busiest and most respected members of the criminal bar.
Frances took silk in 1998 and has become recognised as the top female criminal defence counsel, appearing frequently in the High Court, particularly in murder, rape and other sexual offences cases.View profile
Rebecca was appointed to the newly established Director of Pro Bono and Clinical Legal Education in 2019. She is responsible for developing and leading the Edinburgh Law School’s pro bono activity, a role that includes managing the award winning Free Legal Advice Centre. Rebecca holds an LLM in Experiential Learning and Teaching in Law and is an advocate of clinical legal education which she sees as an integral part of legal education.
Rebecca is a trustee of the Access to Justice Foundation and a trustee of the Clinical Legal Education Organisation. She also sits on the Scotland Committee of the Access to Justice Foundation and of the Law Society of Scotland’s Access to Justice Committee and chairs the Scottish University Law Clinic Network.View profile