Dear Hiring Committee,
As a judge and advocate with 15 years of experience presiding over court proceedings, prosecuting cases, and tirelessly pursuing justice in Scotland, I apply with enthusiasm for this opportunity.
I am currently a Circuit Judge at Judiciary of Scotland, where for the past four years I have presided over a diversity of civil and criminal cases. My work involves travelling to cities across Scotland to oversee ~150 cases per year, involving matters ranging from felonies to tax disputes. A particular highlight is successfully overseeing the prosecution and conviction of a complex 2-year trial of high-profile corporate corruption case in the face of extraordinary publicity. Amongst other steps, I personally interviewed reluctant witnesses in Bulgaria, the Philippines, and New Zealand.
This draws upon my experience as a Procurator Fiscal and Advocate, where I investigated and prosecuted crime under Scots Law, and conducted complex cross-border investigation. My investigations background is broad, ranging from employment law, employee relations, misconduct, and discrimination to loan fraud, procurement fraud, bank fraud, tax fraud, and identity theft.
My accomplishments provide robust evidence of my interest in the types of complaints involved in employment law and employee relations, such as workplace discrimination, harassment, and sexual harassment. I was recently nominated for an award by the Law Society of Scotland for my role in the above-mentioned corruption case.
In addition to my lengthy professional expertise, I hold a Certificate in International Law (Foundation), a Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, and a Master of Laws. I am also a long-standing member of the Faculty of Advocates (Scotland).
I have enjoyed my time as a Circuit Judge and am proud of my positive influence on justice in Scotland. I am now seeking an opportunity to have an even greater impact as a High Court Judge.
I would be delighted to be interviewed for this uniquely rewarding role. Thank you very much for your time. I look forward to hearing from you regarding next steps.