The Right Hon Lady Smith (Anne Smith)

Lady Smith was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in 2001 and was appointed to the Inner House in November 2012.

She is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh (LL.B. Hons.).  She was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates1 in 1980 and was Standing Junior Counsel2 to the Countryside Commission.

Lady Smith was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1993. She served as a Temporary Sheriff from 1995 to 1999.  Lady Smith was appointed Chairman of the Scottish Partnership on Domestic Abuse from 1998 to 2000 and served as Advocate Depute3 from 2000 until she was appointed a Judge.  She has served as a member of the Court of Session Rules Council and is a past Chairman of the Advocates Family Law Group and Chairman of the Advocates Professional Negligence Law Group.

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

 

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