Michael Chalmers

Michael Chalmers has been Director of Propriety and Ethics since November 2023. 
Prior to this appointment, Michael was the Scottish Government’s Director for Children and Families, from 2017 to 2023.  He is a qualified solicitor, and has previously undertaken a variety of senior legal roles in government, including Director of the Office of the Advocate General, the UK government's most senior legal official in Scotland, and head of HM Revenue & Customs' Scottish legal office. Before joining government in 2005, he worked as a litigation specialist for one of Scotland's leading commercial law firms.
Michael graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an honours degree in law in 1996 and a masters degree with distinction in international law and human rights in 2011.

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