The Right Hon Lord Bonomy (Iain Bonomy)

Lord Bonomy was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in January 1997. In August 2010 he was appointed to the Inner House. He has also served as a judge of the UN International Criminal Tribunal.

From 1998 until 2004 he held office as a Surveillance Commissioner. Between June 2004 and August 2009 he served as a judge of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Following his return to Parliament House on 1 September 2009, he has again been appointed a Surveillance Commissioner, and with effect from 16 August 2010 was appointed to the Inner House.

Prior to his appointment to the Bench, Lord Bonomy was a solicitor in litigation-oriented practice (1970 - 1983), an advocate (1984 -1993) and Queen's Counsel (1993 - 1996}. He also served as an Advocate Depute between 1990 and 1993 and Home Advocate Depute from 1993 until 1996.

He is an honorary graduate (LL.D) of the University of Strathclyde, and an Honorary Bencher of The Inner Temple.

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