Lord Ericht takes his place on the Bench

31 May


Scotland’s newest Senator of the College of Justice, Andrew Stewart, QC, has been installed with the title, Lord Ericht.

Lady Dorrian, the Lord Justice Clerk, administered the oath of allegiance and the judicial oath at the ceremony in Parliament House, and welcomed Lord Ericht to the Bench.

She said: “As former President of the Scottish Tax Tribunals, a Senior Decision Maker of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission, and President of the Appeal Tribunal of ICAS, you bring to the Bench expertise in financial regulation and revenue matters, as well as the experience gained from a broad and high level civil practice.

“In our global age, your international interests, particularly in the area of French and European Law, developed as a visiting professor at the University of Lorraine, in Nancy, and as a member of the UK delegation of the CCBE, will be advantageous.

“I am sure that all members of the Bench will be looking forward to working with you as a colleague, and that we all hope that you will find your time on the Bench to be both productive and enjoyable.”

Andrew Stewart was Legal Assistant to the Lord President before being admitted to Faculty in 1996. He served as Clerk of Faculty from 2003 to 2009, and took Silk in 2009. He was an Advocate Depute from 2009 to 2013. Last year, he was appointed the first President of the Scottish Tax Tribunals.