Scottish Housing Regulator marks retirement of Board member Mike Dailly


24 February 2021

Mike Dailly, SHR Board member has retired after eight years on SHR’s Board. Mike joined SHR Board in 2013 and has served two terms. 

George Walker, SHR Chair said:
“We are very grateful for Mike’s significant input to the Scottish Housing Regulator’s work. He has worked on many changes over the time he has been on SHR Board and has been a great source of legal expertise to the Board. On behalf of my fellow Board members and the SHR staff team we would like to say thank you to Mike and wish him the very best for the future.

“We are working with Scottish Ministers to fill the two vacancies on our Board and we hope these will be advertised later in 2021. We hope to attract a diverse range of applicants and in particular more female applicants to our Board.”

Mike Dailly said:
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at SHR and I am proud of what has been achieved.

“We’ve worked with all social landlords across Scotland to ensure the best possible outcomes for tenants and service users. SHR’s interventions over the years have prevented serious detriment to tenants and I wish all staff well in the challenging times of the pandemic.

“I would like to thank George and all the SHR team for supporting me. I strongly believe that SHR has made a significant contribution to the long term sustainability of social housing in Scotland."

Mike is a court practitioner with over twenty-five years’ experience of housing law and preventing homelessness in Scotland, acting exclusively for tenants and consumers. Mike has been the Principal Solicitor at Glasgow’s Govan Law Centre since 1999.  He qualified as a Solicitor Advocate in 2015 with rights of audience in the Scottish and UK Supreme Courts.  Mike is also currently a member of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG).

Notes to editors

  1. The Scottish Housing Regulator was established on 1 April 2011 under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010. Its objective is to safeguard and promote the interests of tenants and others who use local authority and RSL housing services. The Regulator operates independently of Scottish Ministers and is accountable directly to the Scottish Parliament. It assumed its full regulatory responsibilities on 1 April 2012. The Regulator consists of the Chair and six Board members. More information about the Regulator can be found on its website at
  2. SHR sets out how it regulates social landlords in its published framework – Regulation of Social Housing in Scotland.


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