Solicitor General Alison Di Rollo takes silk



The Solicitor General for Scotland, Alison Di Rollo(pictured), has been appointed as Queen’s Counsel by Her Majesty the Queen on the recommendation of the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Ms Di Rollo was nominated by the James Wolffe QC, the Lord Advocate.

Ms Di Rollo was appointed Solicitor General for Scotland on 2 June 2016. She joined the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service(COPFS) in 1985, following a legal traineeship in private practice, and worked in various PF Offices and Crown Office, before being appointed deputy head of the High Court Unit in Crown Office, and later head of operational policy.

In May 2008 she was seconded from COPFS to take up an appointment as a trial advocate depute and in February 2010 joined the COPFS National Sexual Crimes Unit. Between January 2013 and January 2015 she was the head of the National Sexual Crimes Unit and from January 2015 until taking appointment as Solicitor General, she was a senior advocate depute.