Alexander Moncrieff, Lord Moncrieff

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Lord Moncrieff
Personal details
Born 14 August 1870
Died 5 August 1949(1949-08-05) (aged 78)
Edinburgh
Nationality British
Spouse(s) Helen McClelland Adams
Alma mater Edinburgh University, Glasgow University

Alexander Moncrieff (14 August 1870 – 5 August 1949) was a Scottish lawyer and judge.

Background and education[edit]

Alexander Moncrieff was the third son of Alexander Moncrieff, Advocate and Sheriff of Ross and Cromarty.[1] Moncrieff was educated at Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities.[2]

Legal career[edit]

In 1894 Moncrieff was called to the Scottish bar and in 1912 he became a King's Counsel.[3] In January 1926 he was called to the bench.[4] He was the judge for the original trial in Donoghue v. Stevenson.

He became Lord Justice Clerk in February 1947, succeeding Lord Cooper,[2][5] but resigned later that year on the grounds of ill-health.[6] In May 1947, he became a Privy Counsellor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lord Moncrieff (Obituaries)" The Times, 8 August 1949, page 7.
  2. ^ a b "New Lord Justice-Clerk", Glasgow Herald, 21 February 1947, page 5. Retrieved 12 March 2010.
  3. ^ "No. 28605". The London Gazette. 7 May 1912. p. 3280. 
  4. ^ The Times, 6 January 1926, page 9
  5. ^ "No. 16416". The Edinburgh Gazette. 28 February 1947. p. 79. 
  6. ^ "Lord Moncrieff Resigns", Glasgow Herald, 7 October 1947, page 3. Retrieved 12 March 2010.