New solicitor member appointed to the Scottish Sentencing Council
9 June 2023
Joanne McMillan has been appointed as the solicitor member of the Scottish Sentencing Council.
Joanne heads up her own firm, CMC Law, in Glasgow. She appears in courts across Scotland on a daily basis and has a particular interest in sentencing and the parole process.
Joanne graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2008. In 2010, she commenced her traineeship at Turnbull McCarron solicitors where she remained for 10 years.
She set up her own firm in July 2020, dealing in both criminal and civil law.
Joanne is also a member of the executive committee of the Glasgow Bar Association.
Chair of the Council, Lady Dorrian, the Lord Justice Clerk, said: “I am delighted to welcome Joanne to the Scottish Sentencing Council as our new solicitor member.
“Her wealth of experience in private practice will be of great benefit to the Council as we continue to develop sentencing guidelines on a wide-range of offences such as domestic abuse, rape, and sexual offences, as well as other topics such as sentence discounting.
“I wish Joanne well in her new role and look forward to working with her during her tenure with the Council.”
Joanne was appointed to the Council by the Lord Justice General, Lord Carloway.
She has been appointed for a five year term and will serve on the Council until May 2028.