Nigel Ross appointed as sheriff principal of Lothian and Borders
Following the upcoming retirement of Sheriff Principal Mhairi Stephen, Her Majesty The Queen has appointed Sheriff Nigel Ross as sheriff principal of the sheriffdom of Lothian and Borders, on the recommendation of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Sheriff Ross, who sits at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, will take up appointment from 2 May 2022.
Sheriff Ross qualified as a solicitor in 1988 and called to the bar in December 1991. His practice was mainly in the newly-established Commercial Court in the Court of Session.
He was appointed standing junior to the Department of Trade and Industry in 1999.
In 2003 he was appointed a part-time sheriff and in 2006 a full-time sheriff, initially at Glasgow Sheriff Court and from 2013 at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.
He is a designated commercial, extradition and personal injury sheriff and since 2017 has sat in the Sheriff Appeal Court.