Appointment of Lord President and Senators
It has been announced that the Rt Hon Lord Gill will take over as Scotland’s new Lord President when the Rt Hon Lord Hamilton retires on 8th June.
Having welcomed the appointment of Lord Gill, First Minister Alex Salmond continued: “I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Lord Hamilton for his leadership over the last few years in establishing the new role of the Lord President and the new governance arrangements for the Scottish Court Service. The changes introduced by the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act were of considerable constitutional significance, and their successful introduction will stand as a testament to his period in office."
In addition Her Majesty the Queen has also appointed Lord Boyd QC, Michael Jones QC, and David Burns QC as Senators of the College of Justice. They will take up their appointments later in 2012.