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New Judge installed. Lord Armstrong takes place on Bench. "

News - date posted 15/2/2013

New Judge installed. Lord Armstrong takes place on

Iain Armstrong QC, the former Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, has been installed as a Judge in the High Court and Court of Session with the judicial title of Lord Armstrong.

Lord Armstrong, a graduate of the University of Glasgow, was admitted to the Scottish Bar in 1986 and appointed Queen's Counsel in 2000.

He was Standing Junior Counsel to the Department of Social Security from 1998 to 2000 and served as Crown Counsel from 2000 to 2003.

He was a member of the Standing Committee on Legal Education in Scotland from 1995 to 1999, a Governor of Fettes College, Edinburgh, from 1991 to 2011 and is a member of the Advisory Panel to the School of Law of the University of Glasgow.

Lord Armstrong served as Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Advocates from 2008-2013.

This is the second recent appointment to the Bench with Morag Wise QC having taken her place last week as a Senator of the College of justice with the judicial title of Lady Wise.

The appointments as Senators of the College of Justice are made by the Queen, on the recommendation of First Minister Alex Salmond on the basis of a report by the independent Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland.

The First Minister makes nominations to the Queen after consultation with the Lord President of the Court of Session.

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