Lesley Thomson (lawyer)

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Lesley Thomson is the Solicitor General for Scotland, one of the two law officers of the Scottish Government.[1]

She has 25 years' experience as a prosecutor, including as district procurator fiscal for Selkirk, district procurator fiscal for Edinburgh, and interim area procurator fiscal for Lothian & Borders, and led on trial advocacy and deaths investigation within COPFS. She was appointed area procurator fiscal for Glasgow in May 2008. She is an acknowledged specialist in the prosecution of serious crime, including organised crime and financial crime, and an expert in the proceeds of crime legislation, having authored a textbook on criminal confiscation.[2] In 2013 she became the first woman to be appointed to Scottish Rugby's board. [3]

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  1. ^ Scottish Government Online Scottish Cabinet and Ministers accessed 24 May 2011.
  2. ^ Thomson, L (2000) A Practical Guide to Confiscating Crime Proceeds W Green Publishers
  3. ^ "Solicitor general becomes first woman on Scottish Rugby board". BBC Sport. 17 September 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
Frank Mulholland
Solicitor General for Scotland