The Hon Lady Stacey (Valerie E. Stacey)

Lady Stacey was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in January 2009

A graduate of the University of Edinburgh, she was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1987 and took silk in 1999.

Between 1993 and 1996 Lady Stacey was an Advocate Depute.   She was elected Vice Dean of the Faculty, serving from 2004 to 2007.   She was a member of the Sentencing Commission for Scotland between 2003 and 2006, and of the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland between 2005 and 2007.

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