Welcome, Lord President Carloway

18 Dec


Lord Carloway, the Lord Justice-Clerk since 2012, has been appointed Lord President in succession to Lord Gill, who retired in May.

Following the announcement, James Wolffe, QC, Dean of Faculty, said: “I warmly congratulate Lord Carloway on his appointment as Lord President. His appointment as head of Scotland’s judiciary is richly merited - having regard not only to his personal qualities but to his distinguished career of service, as an advocate before his appointment to the Bench in 2000, as a judge since that date, and since 2012 as Lord Justice-Clerk.

“Lord Carloway becomes Lord President at an important time for our legal system as it responds to technological, social and institutional change. I look forward very much indeed to working with him.”

Colin Sutherland, a graduate of Edinburgh University, called to the Bar in 1977, and took silk in 1990 following three years as an Advocate Depute (1986-89). He served as Treasurer of Faculty from 1994 to 2000.

On elevation to the Bench, he took his title from Carloway on the Isle of Lewis, to which he has family ties.