Sir Anthony has appointed the following as Counsel to the Inquiry:
Gerry Moynihan was called to the Scottish Bar in 1985 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1997. He is a graduate of the University of Glasgow (LL.B) and Oxford University (D. Phil). He was Standing Junior Counsel to the Scottish Development Department (Planning) from 1989 to 1995 and an Advocate Depute from 1995 to 1998. He has an extensive practice in the public law area, and in particular Human Rights cases. For further details see his page on the Axiom Advocates website.
Ailsa J Carmichael was called to the Scottish Bar in 1993 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2008. She is a graduate of the University of Glasgow (LL.B Hons). She was Standing Junior Counsel to the Home Department from 2000 to 2008 and has been a Reporter to the Scottish Legal Aid Board since 2000. She holds appointments as an ad hoc Advocate Depute (2005), legal member of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland (2005) and as a part-time sheriff (2007). She has experience of a wide range of civil litigation, specialising in recent years in public law. Find out more about Ailsa J Carmichael.
Sir Anthony has appointed Ann Nelson as the Inquiry’s Solicitor and Secretary, and a number of other legal and administrative staff work as part of the inquiry team.
Ann Nelson qualified as a solicitor in 1976 and has practised in the private sector, and, since 1992, in government service. She is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh (LL.B. Hons). From its establishment in 1999 to 2007 she was Legal Adviser/Director of Legal Services at the Scottish Parliament.