Sheriff Principal Bruce A. Kerr QC

Sheriff Principal of North Strathclyde

Based at Paisley Sheriff Court

Bruce Alexander Kerr, QC was born at Edinburgh on 28 April 1946.  He was educated at The Edinburgh Academy and at the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh.  In 1973 he was called to the Scottish Bar and practised as an advocate for twenty-one years.  During 1982-85 he was standing junior counsel to the Home Office in Scotland.

In 1986 he took silk and then served until 1989 as an advocate-depute (public prosecutor in the High Court).  From 1991 he served as a temporary sheriff.  In 1994 he became a sheriff at Glasgow and in 1999 was appointed to his present office as Sheriff Principal of North Strathclyde.

In 1975 he married Lesley Chisholm Fairbairn, WS and they have one daughter and one son.

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