Principal Clerk of Session and Justiciary
The Principal Clerk of Session and Justiciary is the law clerk responsible for the administration of the Supreme Courts of Scotland. The Keeper of the Signet grants a commission to the Principal Clerk of Session to allow Her Majesty's Signet to be used.
The incumbent, as of 2013, is Graeme Marwick.
The Crown Agent takes directions from the Principal Clerk of Justiciary when arranging sittings of the High Court of Justiciary.
List of office holders
- Sir James Dalrymple, son of the eminent legal scholar and statesman Lord Stair
- Sir John Dalrymple of Kelloch
- Sir Walter Scott, novelist (appointed 1806)
- David Hume, advocate and legal scholar (appointed 1811)
- James Fergusson, judge and legal scholar (appointed 1826)
- Thomas Thomson, advocate
- Macvey Napier, solicitor, legal scholar, and editor of the Encyclopædia Britannica
- PDF-file - "The Supreme Courts are made up of: the Court of Session, the High Court of Justiciary and the Accountant of Court's Office. The Principal Clerk of Session and Justiciary is responsible for the administration of these areas." - Scottish Court Service, accessed 26 May 2012
- Director and Principal Clerk of Session and Justiciary
- "Timeline". The Scott Monument. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Museums & Galleries. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
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