Neil Brailsford, Lord Brailsford
|Senator of the College of Justice|
|Nominated by||Jack McConnell
As First Minister
|Preceded by||Lord Hamilton|
|Born||Sidney Neil Brailsford
16 August 1954
Tore Nursing Home, Edinburgh
|Spouse(s)||Elain Nicola Robbie|
|Alma mater||University of Stirling, University of Edinburgh, Daniel Stewart's College|
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.
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.