Sheriff Norman McFadyen, CBE

Sheriff, Sheriff Court House

Edinburgh, Scotland

Sheriff Norman McFadyen CBE is a judge at Sheriff Court House in Edinburgh since 2015, having earlier served as Sheriff of South Strathclyde, Dumfries, and Galloway since 2010.  He was granted his LL.B. from University of Glasgow in 1976 and qualified as a Solicitor in Scotland in 1978.  He joined the Procurator Fiscal Service as a Legal Apprentice in 1976, serving as a Procurator Fiscal Depute at Airdrie and Glasgow and as a Senior Legal Assistant in the Crown Office.  From 1988 until 1994 he was head of Fraud and Specialist Services, with particular interest in international cooperation and criminal confiscation.  From 1994 to 1998 he was Deputy Crown Agent and from January 1999,  he was  Regional Procurator Fiscal for Lothian and Borders, including Edinburgh.  In March 2003, Mr. McFadyen became Crown Agent, the most senior legal official of the Prosecution Service in Scotland. In December 2004, he was appointed Chief Executive and permanent Head of the Prosecution Service of Scotland.