Shirley is a Civil Servant, currently working within the Housing and Regeneration Directorate of the Scottish Government. For many years Shirley has been involved in various local community groups in Glenburn and has been actively involved with Glenburn Tenants and Residents for more than 10 years where she is currently the Chair. Shirley has recently joined the Renfrewshire Licensing Forum. In the past Shirley was Captain of Third Paisley Girls Brigade and ran a successful Youth Club in Glenburn for six years. In her spare time Shirley enjoys spending time at her bolthole in sunny Girvan, Ayrshire.
Company Secretary / University Lecturer
RLC Director since October 2010, Briony is qualified as a lawyer in Australia, where in her native she practised mainly in commercial and residential property law. She commenced as a volunteer at RLC in December 2009 and has contributed an immense stock of time, energy and enthusiasm to the organisation in the form of legal research and funding assistance. Briony is currently employed by the University of the West of Scotland as an associate lecturer in law, which she represents on the RLC Board: More.
An enthusiastic community activist, Margaret has served on Renfrewshire Law Centre’s Board of Directors for many years, and was appointed as Treasurer in October 2010, a role in which she will provide invaluable support to the Principal Solicitor and cashroom accountant in reviewing the organisation’s accounts and grant reports, thus ensuring our long-term financial wellbeing. Margaret also acts as a key player in Maxwellton Court Tenants’ Association and Paisley West & Central Community Council: More.
A self-employed member of the Faculty of Advocates with unlimited rights of audience in the Scottish courts and UK Supreme Court, Joe has a thriving practice in civil litigation, asylum & immigration, employment law and human rights. With a history in the law centre movement and a passion for justice and legal education, he formerly fostered the Law Centre’s Student Volunteer Program, the first such project in Scotland to be sanctioned by the Faculty of Advocates: More.
Director / University Lecturer
RLC Director since October 2010, Dale is also a law lecturer at the University of the West of Scotland, where he joined the Law Subject Group within UWS Business School in 2001. Dale teaches in the areas of constitutional law (both UK and European) and law and the legal process: More.
A retired police officer, Bill represents Kirklandneuk Community Centre on RLC's Board of Directors (previously he represented the Retired Police Officers' Association of Scotland), where he has served as Director for a number of years, including several as Treasurer. In 2007 Bill was returned to Renfrewshire Council as Councillor for Renfrew North, where he currently serves on a number of boards, including the Community and Family Care Policy Board, the Housing and Community Safety Policy Board, Renfrew and Gallowhill Local Area Committee, and Strathclyde Police Joint Board.
Richard Vassie was appointed to the Board of Directors of Renfrewshire Law Centre in August 2012 as a representative for Paisley Thread Mill Museum. For twelve years he served on Renfrewshire Council as an elected member with experience in Planning, Social Work, Finance, Children's Panel Advisory Board, and Licensing. He is currently also a member of the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust and spends his spare time renovating a 1979 Leyland Fleetline, a bus that was based in Renfrewshire in the old "Western Scottish" days: More.