Edith Forrest

Advocate and Founder, Benchmark Advocates

About this speaker

Prior to calling to the Bar in June 2007, Edith worked in private practice, predominantly in the field of criminal defence. She was a Procurator Fiscal Depute for 5 years. Her experience in both prosecuting and defending criminal cases has proven invaluable.

Edith is a talented and widely respected advocate who regularly appears in the High Court and Sheriff Court on matters of preliminary hearings, trials and Inquiries.

Edith has been appointed as a Legally Qualified Chair for the Fitness to Practise Panel of the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and sits regularly on Temporary Order and Impairment Hearings.

Edith is involved in delivering training for lawyers and has helped to build much of the content on Hey Legal. She is a tutor on the Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow. In addition she regularly appears on tv and radio to discuss topical legal matters, most recently Scotland Tonight and Radio Scotland. Edith is also regularly engaged as an after dinner speaker.


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