Donald Ross, Lord Ross

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Donald MacArthur Ross, Lord Ross, PC, FRSE (born 29 March 1927) is a former Lord Justice Clerk[1] - the second most senior judge in Scotland.

Personal life[edit]

He was born in Dundee and educated at the High School of Dundee and the University of Edinburgh. Lord Ross is married with two daughters and six grandchildren.

Career[edit]

He was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates and became a Queen's Counsel in 1964. He has been Sheriff Principal of Ayr and Bute, Dean of the Faculty of Advocates and a Senator of the College of Justice. He served as Lord Justice Clerk[2] from 1985 until 1997.

In 1990 and 1991 he was Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. He is an elder at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh.

In 1997-2001 was Chairman of the Judicial Studies Committee for Scotland. He became a Privy Counsellor in 1985 and was elected fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1988, where he was Vice-President from 1999 until 2002. He is currently the Honorary President of The Dundee High School Old Boys' Club.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robertson, Lynne (13 February 1997). "Lord Ross warns that judges should stay out of politics Unease over crime speech". The Herald. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hep' C victims 'should get cash'". BBC News. 6 November 2002. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
Lord Wheatley
Lord Justice Clerk
1985–1997
Succeeded by
Lord Cullen