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Neil Davidson appointed as Advocate General

21 March 2006

Neil Davidson QC has been appointed as Advocate General for Scotland, it was announced today.

A QC since 1993, Mr Davidson was called to the Scottish Bar in 1979 and to the English Bar in 1990. He was Solicitor-General for Scotland from 2000-2001, a founder/director of the City Disputes Panel from 1994-2000 and chair of the Faculty of Advocates Human Rights Committee.

During his time in practice he has covered a broad range of commercial and public law work. This has included international business advisory work in addition to arguing human rights cases from Scotland before the Privy Council. He also has considerable experience in judicial review and local government work. He co-authored the first work on judicial review in Scotland.

Mr Davidson said: “I am delighted to have been appointed to the post of Advocate General for Scotland. The opportunity to be of public service for the UK Government is an honour.”