Membership and Recruitment

The Council is made up of 12 members. The categories of membership are provided for in law as follows. 


Judicial members

  • The Lord Justice Clerk (Chair)
  • One first instance High Court judge
  • One sheriff
  • Two persons holding the office of summary sheriff or justice of the peace
  • One further eligible judicial member or a sheriff principal

Legal members

  •          One prosecutor
  •          One advocate 
  •          One solicitor

Lay members

  •          One constable
  •          One person with knowledge of victims' issues
  •          One other person who is not qualified as a judicial or legal member

Current members