Brandon Malone, the Chairman of the Scottish Arbitration Centre’s Board of Directors, has been appointed to the Scottish Civil Justice Council. One of the Council’s guiding principles is that alternative methods of dispute resolution should be promoted, where appropriate.
Brandon will take up his new three-year post on 28 May, along with fellow newly appointed members Joel Conn and Jane Williams, and re-appointed members Ian Maxwell and Judge Joseph d’Inverno.
The appointments were made by the Chair of the Council, the Lord President, Lord Carloway following an open and competitive recruitment exercise in consultation with the Scottish Ministers and the Law Society of Scotland.
Lord Carloway welcomed the new Council members, saying
“I look forward to working with each of them. Their knowledge and experience will be a valuable contribution to the Council’s work in taking forward the historic reforms proposed in the Scottish Civil Courts Review.”
Brandon Malone said
“Arbitration and alternative dispute resolution are important components of the civil justice system. Arbitration in particular has the potential to delivery truly local justice for smaller scale disputes whilst also enhancing the attractiveness of Scotland as a venue to resolve large international commercial disputes. I am very excited to be joining the Scottish Civil Justice Council during this time of wide ranging reform.”