Lynsey MacDonald

Lynsey MacDonald

Year of Call: 2008

Area of Practice

Criminal Trial, Employment Law, Fatal Accident Inquiries, Health & Safety, Immigration, Media, Mental Health

Qualifications

LL.B. (Hons) University of Strathclyde
Dip. L.P. Glasgow graduate School of Law

About Lynsey MacDonald

Lynsey is currently a full-time Advocate Depute, and Legal Member of the Housing Tribunal.

Lynsey has extensive experience of criminal court practice, and has dealt with a wide variety of solemn and summary first instance cases in both the High Court of Justiciary and the Sheriff Court. Since calling to the Bar in 2008, she has acted in many cases for the defence, both as junior alone and as junior with senior.  Prior to calling to the Bar she was a Procurator Fiscal Depute for a number of years.

Lynsey has a particular interest in Appeal Court work. As defence Counsel she dealt with conviction and sentence appeals, along with petitions to the nobile officium and referrals by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission.  Lynsey has also conducted many appeals for the Crown.

Prior to accepting a full-time appointment as an Advocate Depute, Lynsey had a growing civil practice, consisting of employment law, immigration law, and Fatal Accident Inquiries. Lynsey also has experience of family law and medical negligence actions.

Appointments

Legal Member of the First Tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber), 2017-present
Advocate Depute, 2016-present

Cases

Edward Gallacher v HM Advocate [2012] HCJAC 121
Craig McSporran v HM Advocate [2011] HCJAC 56
HMA v Ryan McLean, Gary Mead and Barry Catrwright, unreported 19th March 2012

Publications

Ad hoc Advocate Depute, 2015-2016
Ad hoc Advocate Depute (Appeal Court), 2009-present;
Tutor in Professional Competence Course, WS Society, 2009-2011;
Tutor in Criminal Law, Specialist Paralegal Qualification, CLT (Scotland) in association with the University of Strathclyde, 2009-2012

Member of the Scottish Medico-Legal Society
Member of the Faculty of Advocates Criminal Bar Association
Member of the Faculty fo Advocates Employment Law Group