Sandra was the Public Guardian for Scotland for 14 years. She now draws on this experience to offer independent mental capacity/ incapacity advice and training as Director of her own business, EX-PG Ltd.

Sandra has been independent since 2018. She was on contract to Scottish Government one day per week as a specialist adviser to the adults with incapacity reform team. She was commissioned by the Review of Scottish Mental Health Law to review and report on Scotland’s approach to capacity. Aside from this she has been fully occupied training a range of practitioners, including lawyers, social workers, independent advocates, third sector organisations, and lay people on adult incapacity matters. She has provided specialist reports in a number of court and disciplinary cases and is the author of a text (2021) for attorneys on effective use of their powers of attorney.