About the Inquiry

Lord Gill, the Lord Justice Clerk was appointed as chairman of the Inquiry on 21 January 2008.

The Rt Hon Lord Gill

Lord Gill is Scotland’s second most senior judge.

Lord Gill practised at the Scottish Bar from 1967 to 1994 and at the English Bar from 1991 to 1994. He was appointed to the Bench in 1994. He was chairman of the Scottish Law Commission from 1996 to 2001, when he was appointed Lord Justice Clerk.

When he was in practice at the Scottish Bar he was counsel in the inquiries into the Clarkston Disaster, the Lockerbie Disaster and in several nuclear inquiries, including the lengthy inquiry into the proposed reprocessing plant at Dounreay. Between 1996 and 2001 Lord Gill dealt with all 239 civil actions in the Court of Session relating to the Braer oil-spill in Shetland. He was one of the appeal judges in the litigation arising from the Piper Alpha Disaster.

Inquiry Team Members

Solicitor to the Inquiry – Jillian Glass
Secretary to the Inquiry – Trevor Lodge
Counsel to the Inquiry – Roy Martin QC
Counsel to the Inquiry – Kenny McBrearty