Law honour for Liam.
Motherwell man Liam Murphy has been named as a summary sheriff by the Judicial Office for Scotland.
He was appointed to the Sheriffdom of South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway and was installed at Hamilton Sheriff Court.
The Office of Summary Sheriff was created to deal with certain types of civil and criminal cases in the sheriff court.
Her Majesty the Queen appointed the six summary sheriffs on the recommendation of the First Minister.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made her recommendations for appointment on the basis of a report by the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland.The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland is an independent advisory public body that recommends individuals for appointment to judicial offices within the board's remit, including judge of the Court of Session, sheriff principal, sheriff, and summary sheriff. The First Minister has statutory responsibility for making recommendations to Her Majesty the Queen and is required by statute to consult the Lord President of the Court of Session before making her recommendation.
The salary of a summary sheriff is PS108,171 per year.