The Hon Lord Arthurson (Paul Arthurson QC)

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

Paul Arthurson QC is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and became an Advocate in 1991, specialising in civil practice, principally in the Court of Session, latterly in high value reparation and clinical negligence actions. He has served as a chair of tribunals for the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland and on the Parole Board for Scotland. He was appointed as a sheriff in 2005. Sheriff Arthurson was also appointed Queen's Counsel in 2005 and a Temporary Judge of the Court of Session in 2013. He has served as a member of the Sheriff Appeal Court since 2015. He was installed as a Senator of the College of Justice in May 2017.

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