The Hon Lord Fairley (Douglas Fairley QC)

The Hon Lord Fairley

Lord Fairley was appointed a judge of the Supreme Courts in January 2020.

Douglas Fairley QC was appointed as judge of the Supreme Court in January 2020.

A graduate of Glasgow University, Mr Fairley passed advocate in 1999 following some years with a firm of solicitors specialising in commercial work. He rapidly developed a busy practice in both mercantile and employment law; also working for a time as an employment judge.

His skills as an advocate in these areas were complemented by a successful period as an advocate depute from 2011 to 2014, taking silk during that period.

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