Lord Woolman is a Judge of the Supreme Courts and President of the Scottish Tribunals. In this exclusive interview with Hey Legal Lord Woolman discusses the impact of the pandemic on the functioning of the Tribunal system in Scotland and what lies ahead, and other topics.
The questions asked include:
Could you provide a brief outline of what the Tribunal System in Scotland does and your role please?
What was the impact of the pandemic on the Tribunal system? What steps were taken to meet the challenges?
Going forward, how can Tribunals now best operate to uphold the rights of individuals?
How do we find the “sweet spot” in deploying remote hearings and in-person hearings?
When we are lucky enough to have esteemed guests we always look to ask some extra questions!
What is your favourite quote? Or favourite book?
We are involved in an initiative to launch legal careers in Scotland. What advice would you give to lawyers just starting out in their careers?
If you hadn`t pursued a career in the law, what other profession or area of work would you have considered?