The Hon Lord Stewart (Angus Stewart)

Lord Stewart was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in November 2010

Lord Stewart is a graduate of Oxford University (Balliol College, BA Hons) and the University of Edinburgh (LlB). He was called to the Bar in 1975. He was Standing Junior Counsel to the Department of the Environment in Scotland from 1983 to 1988. He attained the rank of Queen’s Counsel in 1988. From 1989 to 2000 he served as a Temporary Sheriff. He was Keeper of the Advocates Library from 1995 to 2002, Chair of the Scottish Council of Law Reporting from 1997 to 2001 and Convener of the Faculty of Advocates Standing Committee on Human Rights from 1998 to 2004.

From 2005 to 2008 he served as a Senior Advocate Depute. Lord Stewart was Leading Counsel to the Billy Wright Inquiry, Northern Ireland, from 2008 to 2010.

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