The Right Hon Lord Carloway (Colin John MacLean Sutherland)

Lord Carloway LP

Lord Carloway was appointed as Lord President of the Court of Session in December 2015 and was installed as the new head of Scotland's judiciary in January 2016. He has been a Senator since February 2000 and was appointed to the Second Division of the Inner House in August 2008, before becoming Lord Justice Clerk in August 2012.

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The Right Hon Lady Dorrian (Leeona J Dorrian)

The Hon Lady Dorian

Lady Dorrian was installed as Lord Justice Clerk and President of the Second Division of the Court of Session in April 2016. She was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in 2005, having served as a Temporary Judge since 2002. She was appointed to the Inner House in November 2012

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The Right Hon Lady Paton (Ann Paton)

Lady Paton

Lady Paton was appointed a Judge in January 2000 and an Appeal Court Judge and Privy Counsellor in April 2007.

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The Right Hon Lord Menzies (Duncan Adam Young Menzies)

The Hon Lord Menzies

Lord Menzies was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in 2001 and was appointed to the Inner House in February 2012.

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The Right Hon Lady Smith (Anne Smith)

The Hon Lady Smith

Lady Smith was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in 2001 and was appointed to the Inner House in November 2012.

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The Right Hon Lord Brodie (Philip Hope Brodie)

The Hon Lord Brodie

Lord Brodie was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in 2002 and was appointed to the Inner House in November 2012.

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The Right Hon Lord Bracadale (Alastair P. Campbell)

The Hon Lord Bracadale

Lord Bracadale was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in 2003 and appointed to the Inner House in April 2013.

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The Rt Hon Lord Drummond Young (James Edward Drummond Young)

The Hon Lord Drummond Young

Lord Drummond Young was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in 2001 and he was appointed to the Inner House in June 2013.

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The Rt Hon Lord Glennie (Angus Glennie)

The Hon Lord Glennie

Lord Glennie was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in 2005. In 2007 he was appointed a Commercial Judge and is currently the Principal Commercial Judge. In July 2016 he was appointed to the 1st Division of the Inner House.

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The Hon Lord Kinclaven (Alexander F. Wylie)

The Hon Lord Kinclaven

Lord Kinclaven was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in 2005.

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The Right Hon the Lady Clark of Calton (Lynda Clark)

Lady Clark of Calton was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in 2006 and was appointed to the Inner House on 1 October 2013.

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The Rt Hon Lord Turnbull (Alan Turnbull)

The Hon Lord Turnbull

Lord Turnbull was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in 2006 and appointed to the Inner House in September, 2016.

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The Hon Lord Brailsford (S Neil Brailsford)

The Hon Lord Brailsford

Lord Brailsford was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in 2006

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The Hon Lord Uist (Roderick F Macdonald)

The Hon Lord Uist

Lord Uist was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in April 2006, having previously served as a Temporary Judge from July 2001

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The Right Hon Lord Malcolm (Colin Malcolm Campbell)

Lord Malcolm was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in 2007.

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The Hon Lord Matthews (Hugh Matthews)

Lord Matthews updated (Aug 2013)

Lord Matthews was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in 2007, having served as a Temporary Judge since February 2004

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The Hon Lord Pentland (Paul Cullen)

The Hon Lord Pentland

Lord Pentland was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Courts in November 2008.

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The Hon Lord Woolman (Stephen Errol Woolman)

The Hon Lord Woolman

Lord Woolman was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in March 2008.

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The Hon Lord Bannatyne (Iain Alexander Scott Peebles, QC)

The Hon Lord Bannatyne

Having served as a Temporary Judge of the Court of Session and of the High Court of Justiciary since 2003, Lord Bannatyne was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in November 2008.

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The Hon Lady Stacey (Valerie E. Stacey)

The Hon Lady Stacey

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

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The Hon Lord Tyre (Colin Jack Tyre CBE)

The Hon Lord Tyre

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

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The Hon Lord Doherty (J. Raymond Doherty)

The Hon Lord Doherty

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

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The Right Hon the Lord Boyd of Duncansby (Colin Boyd)

Lord Boyd

Lord Boyd was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in June 2012

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The Hon Lord Burns (David Burns)

Lord Burns

Lord Burns was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in July 2012

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The Hon Lady Scott (Margaret E. Scott)

Lady Scott

Lady Scott was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in November 2012.

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The Hon Lady Wise (Morag Wise)

Lady Wise

Lady Wise was appointed Judge of the Supreme Courts in February 2013.

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The Hon Lord Armstrong (Iain Armstrong)

Lord Amstrong

Lord Armstrong was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in February 2013.

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The Hon Lady Rae (Rita Rae)

Lady Rae

The Hon Lady Rae was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in January 2014.

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The Hon Lady Wolffe (Sarah Wolffe QC)

Lady Wolffe

The Hon Lady Wolffe was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in March 2014.

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The Hon Lord Beckett (John Beckett QC)

Lord Beckett

The Hon Lord Beckett was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in May 2016.

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The Hon Lord Clark (Alistair Clark QC)

Lord Clark

The Hon Lord Clark was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in May 2016.

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The Hon Lord Ericht (Andrew Stewart QC)

Lord Ericht

The Hon Lord Ericht was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in May 2016.

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The Hon Lady Carmichael (Ailsa Carmichael QC)

Lady Carmichael

Lady Carmichael was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in May 2016.

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The Rt Hon Lord Mulholland (Frank Mulholland QC)

Lord Mulholland

Lord Mulholland was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in May 2016.

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Lord President

HMA v Bala Chinda

Friday, 20 January, 2017
Sentencing Statement

At the High Court in Aberdeen today, 20 January 2017, Lord Beckett sentenced Bala Chinda to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 18 years after the accused was found guilty of the rape and murder of Jessica McGraa.

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DC (Pursuer) v DG (First Defender) and DR (Second Defender)

Tuesday, 17 January, 2017
Court Opinion

A woman who alleged that she was raped by two footballers on the basis that she was incapable of giving “free agreement” because of the effect of alcohol has been awarded damages after she was found to have proved her case.

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