Dr Doris Littlejohn
The UK’s first female Industrial Tribunal Chairman
Doris Littlejohn is currently a Non-executive Director of Law at Work and a volunteer at Citizens Advice Bureau where she utilises generously both her professional knowledge and life skills for the benefit of others.
Doris Littlejohn, CBE JP BL D. University (Stirling) worked as a solicitor in private practice before becoming the UK’s first female Industrial Tribunal Chairman in 1976. She is a former Chairman of the Court of the University of Stirling, former Vice chair of the MacRobert Arts Centre at Stirling University Campus and a former Chairman of the Forth Valley Primary Health NHS Care Trust.
Between 1991 and her retirement in 2000 Doris was President of the Industrial Tribunals (Scotland). Since retiring she has been a member of the Leggatt Committee set up by the Lord Chancellor to review the UK tribunal system. Doris previously served on the Scottish Executive Independent Review Group which reviewed "previous post-mortem practice in Scotland, in particular in relation to organ retention”. She has also served on the BBC Advisory Council, the Human Genetics Advisory Commission and the General Council of the BBC.
Outwith all these previous activities she remains active in her community, a loving mother, grandmother and caring friend. As she is about to enter her 80th year Doris, in a voluntary capacity, continues to support ordinary citizens caught up in life’s testing moments.
Doris is an 'extra' ordinary woman who continues to contribute to the community using her life experiences and professional skills selflessly for the benefit of others.
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