Sheriff Principal Craig Turnbull and Matt Jackson QC appointed to Scottish Sentencing Council
The Lord Justice General has appointed Sheriff Principal Craig Turnbull and Matt Jackson QC to fill vacant positions on the Scottish Sentencing Council.
Sheriff Principal Turnbull replaces Sheriff Principal Ian Abercrombie following his retirement earlier this year. Mr Jackson has been appointed as advocate member on the council replacing Stephen O’Rourke QC.
The Lord Justice Clerk and chair of the Scottish Sentencing Council, Lady Dorrian, said: “I am delighted to welcome Sheriff Principal Craig Turnbull and Matt Jackson QC to the Scottish Sentencing Council.
“They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience which will be invaluable as we continue to develop a range of sentencing guidelines in line with our current business plan.
“I would also like to pay tribute to Sheriff Principal Ian Abercrombie and Stephen O’Rourke for their contributions to the Council over the last five years. In particular Ian Abercrombie was instrumental in driving forward work in respect of our guideline on sentencing young people, on which we have just concluded a public consultation. I wish him well for a long and happy retirement.”