The Hon Lord Ericht (Andrew Stewart QC)

The Hon Lord Ericht was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in May 2016.

Andrew Stewart qualified as a solicitor in 1988 and practised with Clifford Chance and Tods Murray WS before calling to the Bar in 1996. 

He was appointed Standing Junior Counsel to the Department of Trade and Industry from 2000 to 2009 and elected Clerk of the Faculty of Advocates from 2003 to 2009. 

After taking silk in 2009 he served as an Advocate Depute until 2013 then returned to independent practice in mainly commercial and public law. 

Before being appointed as a judge he held part-time appointments as President of the Scottish Tax Tribunals,  visiting lecturer at the Université de Lorraine, France, editor of Session Cases (the official series of Scots law reports), chairman of the ICAS Appeal Tribunal, Senior Decision Maker for the Guernsey Financial Services Commission and member of the Scottish Civil Justice Council. 

In 2017 he was appointed as a judge of the UK Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) and a member of the Upper Tribunal for Scotland. 

He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and a trustee of the LawScot Foundation.

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