The Hon Lord Tyre (Colin Jack Tyre CBE)

Lord Tyre was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in May 2010

He was educated at Dunoon Grammar School and the University of Edinburgh, and holds a Diplome d’Etudes Supérieures from the University of Aix-Marseille.  Between 1980 and 1983 he lectured in law at Edinburgh University and was subsequently employed as a tax editor with CCH Editions Ltd, Bicester, Oxfordshire.  He was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1987 and was appointed Queens Counsel in 1998.
He served as a part-time Scottish Law Commissioner between 2003 and 2009.  In 2007 he was elected president of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), the representative body of the legal profession in the European Union, having previously been head of the UK Delegation.  In 2010 he was awarded a CBE for services to the administration of justice in connection with his work with the CCBE.
Lord Tyre is currently a commercial judge in the Court of Session.  He is a member of the Scottish Civil Justice Council and of the Judicial Council for Scotland, and is one of the representatives of the latter Council on the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary.  He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Academy of European Law in Trier, Germany.
His publications include the CCH Inheritance Tax Reporter, of which he was author and also editor until 2000, and various contributions on taxation to the Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia.  He was co-author of Tax For Litigation Lawyers (2000).

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