The Right Hon Lord Brodie (Philip Hope Brodie)

Lord Brodie was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in 2002 and was appointed to the Inner House in November 2012.

He is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh (LL.B) and the University of Virginia (LL.M).  He was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates1 in 1976 and was Standing Junior Counsel2 to the Ministry of Defence (Procurement) and to the Health and Safety at Work Executive from 1983 to 1987.  He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1987.  He was called to the English Bar (Lincoln's Inn) in 1991.  He was part-time Chairman of Industrial Tribunals from 1987 to 1991 and part-time Chairman of Medical Appeal Tribunals from 1991 to 1996.  He served as Advocate Depute3 from 1997 to 1999.  In 2002 he was appointed part-time Chairman of Employment Tribunals.

From 1985 to 1996 Lord Brodie served as a part-time member of the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland.

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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