Neil Brailsford, Lord Brailsford

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The Honourable
Lord Brailsford
Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (Scotland).svg
Senator of the College of Justice
Incumbent
Assumed office
2006
Monarch Elizabeth II
Nominated by Jack McConnell
As First Minister
Preceded by Lord Hamilton
Personal details
Born Sidney Neil Brailsford
16 August 1954
Tore Nursing Home, Edinburgh
Nationality British
Spouse(s) Elain Nicola Robbie
Children Sidney Joshua Lorince, Nathaniel Oliver Robbie, Samuel James Liberty
Residence Edinburgh; Grafton, Vermont
Alma mater University of Stirling, University of Edinburghdaniel stuarts college
Profession Advocate

(Sidney) Neil Brailsford, Lord Brailsford is a Scottish lawyer and Senator of the College of Justice, a judge of the country's Supreme Courts.

Early life[edit]

Brailsford was educated at Daniel Stewart's College, Edinburgh, and studied at the University of Stirling (B.A.) and the School of Law of the University of Edinburgh (LL.B.). He was called to the Bar in 1981.[1][2]

Legal career[edit]

Brailsford's initial practice at the Bar was mostly in the civil courts, later developing a specialism in insurance. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1994, and an Advocate Depute in 1999, serving until 2000, at which time he was elected Treasurer of the Faculty, holding that position for one year. He was appointed a judge of the Court of Session and High Court of Justiciary, Scotland's Supreme Courts, in 2006. His appointment filled the vacancy created by Lord Hamilton's appointment as Lord President. He sits in the Outer House.[1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Biographies - The Hon Lord Brailsford". Scottish Court Service. Retrieved 19 August 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "New Scottish judges appointed". Scottish Executive. 19 January 2006. Retrieved 19 August 2009.