The Hon Lord Bannatyne (Iain Alexander Scott Peebles, QC)

Having served as a Temporary Judge of the Court of Session and of the High Court of Justiciary since 2003, Lord Bannatyne was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in November 2008.

Lord Bannatyne is a graduate of Strathclyde University. In 1979 he was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates. He was appointed a Temporary Sheriff in 1991. He served as an Advocate Depute from 1992 to 1995 and took silk in 1993. Lord Bannatyne was appointed as a Sheriff of Glasgow and Strathkelvin in 1995. From 1999 he was a Commercial Sheriff.

Between 2001 and 2007 Lord Bannatyne was a member of the Sheriff Court Rules Council. He is the Joint Chairman of the Information Technology Committee of the Sheriff and Court of Session Rules Council. 

In January 2017 he was nominated as a Commercial Judge to the Commercial Court.

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