Lord Hardie appointed a senator of the college of justice


Her Majesty the Queen, on the recommendation of the First Minister, Donald Dewar, after his consultation with the Lord President, Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, has appointed the Right Honourable the Lord Hardie as one of the Senators of the College of Justice.

Lord Hardie, QC (54) was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1973 and took Silk in 1985. He served as an advocate depute from 1979 to 1983. He was Treasurer of the Faculty of Advocates from 1989 to 1994, when he became Dean of Faculty. In 1997 he became Lord Advocate in the Labour Government and was appointed to the same office in the Scottish Executive in May 1999.


1. Lord Hardie has, on his appointment to the bench, resigned as Lord Advocate.

2. Consequent to his resignation an announcement about his successor will be made very shortly. The recommendation to her Majesty will be made by the First Minister once the agreement of the Scottish Parliament has been obtained.

News Release: SE0380/2000