Lord Justice Clerk appointment process begins

The Scottish Government has announced that the process of appointing Scotland’s second most senior judicial office is under way, now that the First Minister has established a selection panel to make recommendations for a new Lord Justice Clerk.

The process of appointing the new Lord Justice Clerk follows the recent appointment of Lord Carloway to the office of Lord President. 

The Lord Justice Clerk, who provides support to the Lord President and is deputy chair of the Board of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service, also chairs the newly created Scottish Sentencing Council. 

On the selection panel are: 

  • The Rt Hon Lord Carloway – Lord President
  • Sir Muir Russell – Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland
  • Alison Mitchell – Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland
  • The Hon Lady Stacey – Senator of the College of Justice 

The post is being advertised from today, with applications welcome until Sunday 7 February. 

The advert can be accessed via the Scottish Government website


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