Pauline Reid appointed Solicitor to the Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry
Pauline Reid has been appointed Solicitor to the Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry, bringing more than 28 years’ legal expertise to the independent investigation into the handling of the pandemic in Scotland.
Pauline, who previously served as Deputy Solicitor and then Solicitor to the Billy Wright Inquiry, joins the Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry from the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS), where she was Principal Procurator Fiscal Depute.
Pauline was a member of COPFS for 15 years, working across a range of subject areas including serious and organised crime and the investigation of deaths. Both before and after her tenure at the Billy Wright Inquiry, Pauline was a member of the Government Legal Service for Scotland.
As Solicitor to the Inquiry, Pauline, who takes over from Interim Solicitor to the Inquiry, Gordon McNicoll, leads the legal team, advising the Chair and supporting a range of Inquiry workstreams and functions.
Ian Duddy, Chief Executive and Secretary to the Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry, said: “Pauline’s public inquiry experience and expertise supporting complex investigations at COPFS will be invaluable in delivering the Inquiry’s commitment to conduct a robust, independent and timely investigation on behalf of the people of Scotland into the devolved strategic response to the pandemic, so we are better prepared in future.”