The Hon Lord Doherty (J. Raymond Doherty)

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

He was educated at the University of Edinburgh (LL.B), the University of Oxford (B.C.L., Hertford College), and the University of Harvard (LL.M).  He was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1984.  He was the first recipient of a Lord Reid scholarship.  He was standing junior counsel to the Ministry of Defence (Army) between 1990 and 1991, and standing junior counsel to the Scottish Office Industry Department between 1991and 1997.  He was elected Clerk of the Faculty of Advocates in 1990 and held that office until 1995.  He became a Queen’s Counsel in 1997.

Between 1998 and 2001 he was an Advocate Depute.  He has been joint editor of Armour on Valuation for Rating since 1990 and was a contributor to the Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia of the Laws of Scotland.

 

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