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Caithness News Bulletins January 2005
New Procurator Fiscal And Depute
Start On Monday 31 January In Wick
Mr MacDonald will retain his commission for Tain and Dornoch where he is currently District Procurator Fiscal and will be supported at Wick by a newly appointed Depute Fiscal, Mrs Christine Ball, who will also take up post on 31 January 2005.
The Lord Advocate said:
"I am also pleased to be able to announce the appointment of new Depute Fiscal, Christine Ball. Christine is an experienced solicitor, well known and respected in the local community and is a welcome addition to the Highlands and Islands team. Mrs Ball has previous experience in the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service as she has previously acted as an honorary Procurator Fiscal Depute and I am pleased that she will soon be able to provide this service to the public in a permanent capacity. I would like to welcome Christine to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and wish her every success in her new post. "
Congratulating both Christine and
Alasdair on their appointment, Area Procurator Fiscal Andrew Laing said:
Mrs Christine Ball was educated at Grangemouth High School and attended at the University of Strathclyde. She was an apprentice and assistant Solicitor in Edinburgh where she met her husband and they moved to Wick in 1981. They have one son. She has been in private practice in Caithness since then. She was an honorary PF for a number of years in Wick and has been an honorary Sheriff since 2000. She also prepares reports on residence and contact for children at the request of the Sheriff.