lord justice clerk

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lord justice clerk

lord justice clerk

lord justice clerk

lord justice clerk

Grant, Lord Justice-Clerk; William (1909 - 1972), Lord Justice-Clerk of Scotland, since 1962

Aitchison, Craigie Mason (1882 - 1941), Lord Justice Clerk since 1933

Dickson, Charles Scott (1850 - 1922), Lord Justice Clerk, Scotland, since 1915

To Thomas Miller (Lord Justice Clerk), Monday 25 and/or Tues- day 26 July 1763

Thomson, George Reid (1893 - 1962), PC 1945; Lord Justice Clerk of Scotland since 1947; Hon. Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Oxford

Wheatley, John (1908 - 1988), PC 1947; one of the Senators of the College of Justice in Scotland, 1954–85; Lord Justice-Clerk, 1972–85

Sutherland, Colin John MacLean (born 1954), PC 2008; a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, since 2000; Lord Justice Clerk and President, Second Division, Court of Session, since 2012

Ross, Donald MacArthur (born 1927), PC 1985; a Senator of the College of Justice, Scotland, and Lord of Session, 1977–97; Lord Justice-Clerk and President of the Second Division of the Court of Session, 1985–97; Lord High Commissioner, General Assembly, Church of Scotland, 1990 and 1991

McLEAN, John Alexander Lowry (1921 - 1997), QC 1974; Principal Secretary to Lord Chief Justice (formerly Permanent Secretary, Supreme Court of Northern Ireland) and Clerk of the Crown for Northern Ireland, 1966–93

Macdonald, John Hay Athole (1836 - 1919), Lord Justice-Clerk of Scotland, Lord President Second Division Court of Session, 1888–1915; a Brigadier-General, 1891, Adjutant-General, 1896–1902, Ensign-General, 1904, of the Royal Company of Archers, King’s Body Guard for Scotland


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Scottish legal post. Originally the lord justice clerk of Scotland was clerk and assessor to the Justiciar's Court. The court, usually presided over by peers, had professional lawyers as clerks. Gradually the post increased in importance and by the late 16th cent. the holder was always a member of the Privy Council. By the late 17th cent. he had become one of the judges in the court itself. Today the lord justice clerk is the holder of the second highest judicial office in Scotland.

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