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Land Court appointment

Published: 26 Feb 2016 11:30

New appointment announced.

A new Member of the Scottish Land Court has been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen, on the recommendation of Scottish Ministers.

Thomas Campbell (50) is a partner in JR&T Campbell, dairy, beef and sheep farmers, West Kilbride, Ayrshire and a former Vice Chairman of First Milk Limited. He was Chairman of the dairy sector of Red Tractor Farm Assurance from 2009 to 2011. Mr Campbell has a wide range of experience as both a tenant farmer and owner.

He will take up his appointment as a Member of the Scottish Land Court on 19 April 2016, after current member, Angus MacDonald, retires on 3 March..

The Scottish Land Court has the authority to resolve a range of disputes including disputes between landlords and tenants, in agriculture and crofting. The court is based in Edinburgh but holds hearings throughout Scotland.

A panel was formed to provide advice to Scottish Ministers on suitable candidates to fill a vacancy as a member of the Scottish Land Court.

Notes to editors

The appointment panel was made up of: Kay McCorquodale, Head of Courts, Judicial Appointments Policy & Central Authority Team (Chair), The Hon Lord Minginish, Chair of the Scottish Land Court and John Smith, Member of the Scottish Land Court.

This is a part-time appointment of 3 days per week. Remuneration for the post is £41,432 per annum.