Michael Walker has been head of casework at the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission since 2013. Before that he was a senior solicitor with the Commission. He started his legal career as a court practitioner, working in criminal and civil litigation for Morison Bishop Solicitors.
For the last two years Michael headed up the team of solicitors who investigated the application made to the Commission on behalf of the late Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, convicted on 31 January 2001 for the murders of the 243 passengers and the 16 crew on board Pan Am Flight 103 from London to New York, and 11 residents of Lockerbie, on 21 December 1988.
Michael has a particular interest in human rights law, and has completed a master’s degree in human rights and international criminal law.
Outside of his work at the Commission, Michael sits as a part-time tribunal judge at HM Courts & Tribunals Service.