Court of Session judge Lord Matthews has been appointed to the Second Division of the Inner House, with effect from 1 August 2021.
The Lord President, Lord Carloway, and the Lord Justice Clerk, Lady Dorrian, recommended the appointment to allow court business to continue to be dealt with efficiently and effectively. Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, agreed to the appointment.
Lord Matthews was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Courts in 2007, after serving as a temporary judge from February 2004.
He graduated from the University of Glasgow and was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in July 1979. He was Standing Junior Counsel to the Department of Employment in Scotland from June 1984 until March 1988, and an advocate depute from April 1988 to January 1993. He was appointed as a Queen's Counsel in 1992 and as a sheriff in January 1997.