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Appointment of Lord Justice Clerk 19/04/2016 The Rt. Hon Lady Dorrian QC has been appointed as the new Lord Justice Clerk.

Appointment of Lord Justice Clerk

The appointment of the new Lord Justice Clerk has been announced. The Rt. Hon Lady Dorrian QC will take up her new role as the second most senior judge in Scotland on 26th April.

She replaces the Rt. Hon Lord Carloway, who was recently appointed as the Lord President.

According to the Scottish Courts and Tribunals website, Lady Dorrian was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1981 before becoming Standing Junior Counsel to the Health and Safety Executive and Commission between 1987 and 1994.

She served as Advocate Depute between 1988 and 1991, and as Standing Junior to the Department of Energy between 1991 and 1994. In 1994, she was also appointed Queen's Counsel. Between 1997 and 2001 she was a member of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, and was appointed as 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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