The Hon Lord Summers (Alan Summers QC)

Lord Summers was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in March 2017.

Alan Summers QC is a graduate of the Universities of Dundee, Oxford and Edinburgh. He was called to the bar in 1994 and acquired a mixed civil practice. He was appointed a Standing Junior to the Scottish Government in 2000. In 2007 became Special Counsel to the UK Government. In 2008 he "took silk" and became Queens Counsel. At the senior bar he has specialised in insolvency, property and commercial law. Between 2008 and 2012 he was Chairman of Faculty Services Ltd. In 2012 he was elected Treasurer of the Faculty of Advocates. He was installed as a Senator of the College of Justice in April 2017.

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