New summary sheriff member
Andrew McIntyre has been appointed as the Scottish Sentencing Council’s new summary sheriff member.
Summary Sheriff McIntyre was one of the first to be appointed as a summary sheriff when the post was created in April 2016, and is currently based at Hamilton Sheriff Court. He previously worked as a prosecutor for more than 16 years.
Chair of the Council, Lady Dorrian, the Lord Justice Clerk, welcomed his appointment, saying: “Input from all levels of the judiciary is essential to our work and Summary Sheriff McIntyre is a valuable addition to our membership. I look forward to working with him as we continue our consideration of the Council’s first sentencing guideline, which is currently out for public consultation, and begin work on offence and offender specific guidelines.”
The summary sheriff member is appointed by the Lord Justice General following consultation with the Scottish Ministers.
Andrew McIntyre replaces Allan Findlay, whose tenure ended earlier this year.
A more detailed biography is available on our membership page.