The Rt Hon Lord Drummond Young (James Edward Drummond Young)

Lord Drummond Young was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in 2001 and he was appointed to the Inner House in June 2013.

He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge (B.A., Sidney Sussex College), Harvard University (LL.M., Joseph Hodges Choate Memorial Fellow) and the University of Edinburgh (LL.B.).  He was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates1 in 1976 and was Standing Junior Counsel2 to the Department of Industry from 1984 to 1986 and to the Inland Revenue from 1986 to 1988.

Lord Drummond Young was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1988.  He served as Advocate Depute3 from 1999 to 2001.  Publications include "The Law of Corporate Insolvency in Scotland" (with J.B. St. Clair, 3rd ed. 2004) and Stair Encyclopaedia of Scots Law (1989).  He has been the Chairman of the Scottish Law Commission since 2007.

1 The Scottish Bar.
2Standing Juniors are appointed by the Lord Advocate to advise and represent government departments.
3Counsel for the prosecution in criminal cases.

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