Colin Tyre, Lord Tyre

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The Honourable
Lord Tyre
CBE
Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (Scotland).svg
Senator of the College of Justice
Assumed office
2010
Monarch Elizabeth II
President of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe
In office
2007–2007
Preceded by Manuel Cavaleiro Brandão
Succeeded by Peter Köves
Personal details
Born Colin Jack Tyre
(1956-04-17) 17 April 1956 (age 62)
Residence Dunbar
Alma mater University of Edinburgh
University of Aix-Marseille
Profession Advocate

Colin Jack Tyre, Lord Tyre, CBE (born 17 April 1956),[1] is a Scottish lawyer, former President of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe, and a Senator of the College of Justice, a judge of the Supreme Courts of Scotland.

Early life[edit]

Tyre studied at the School of Law of the University of Edinburgh and took a postgraduate diploma at the University of Aix-Marseille before returning to Edinburgh as a lecturer from 1980-1983.[2] He was admitted as an advocate in 1987 and served as Standing Junior Counsel (legal advisor) to the Procurement Executive of the Ministry of Defence from 1991 to 1995 and to the Environment Department of the Scottish Office from 1995 to 1998. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1998.[2]

Legal career[edit]

From 2003 to 2009, Tyre was a part-time member of the Scottish Law Commission, and in 2007 was elected President of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe.[2] In April 2010, he was appointed a Senator of the College of Justice, a judge of the Court of Session and High Court of Justiciary, the Supreme Courts of Scotland, taking the judicial title, Lord Tyre. He was awarded a CBE in the 2010 Birthday Honours for services to the administration of justice.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Tyre is a widower; his wife Elaine, who was Director of Professional Legal Studies at the University of Edinburgh School of Law, died in December 2010.[5]

Tyre has three children, Kirsty, Catriona and Euan and lives near Dunbar in East Lothian.[3] He enjoys hillwalking and orienteering and is a member of the Dunbar Golf Club.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birthday's today". The Telegraph. 17 April 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2014. Lord Tyre, a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 56 
  2. ^ a b c "Biographies - The Hon Lord Tyre". Scottish Court Service. Retrieved 13 July 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Lord Tyre's "delight" at CBE". East Lothian Courier. 17 June 2010. Retrieved 13 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "2010 Birthday Honours" (PDF). Cabinet Office. 12 June 2010. Retrieved 13 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "In Memoriam Elaine Tyre Director of Professional Legal Studies". University of Edinburgh: School of Law.