Lord Carloway was appointed as Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General of Scotland in December 2015. He has been a Senator of the College of Justice since February 2000. He was appointed to the Second Division of the Inner House in August 2008, before becoming Lord Justice Clerk in August 2012. His report into criminal law and practice was published in November 2011.
He is a graduate of Edinburgh University (LLB Hons) and was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1977. He served as an advocate depute from 1986 to 1989 and was appointed as a Queen’s Counsel in 1990. From 1994 until his appointment as a judge he was Treasurer of the Faculty of Advocates.
Lord Carloway is an Honorary Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn in London and King’s Inn in Dublin. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
He is an assistant editor of “Green’s Litigation Styles” and contributed the chapters on “Court of Session Practice” to the Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia and “Expenses” in Court of Session Practice.
He was the joint editor of “Parliament House Portraits: the Art Collection of the Faculty of Advocates” and is a former president of the Scottish Arts Club.