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Death of Lord Hunter

30 March 2006

Lord Hunter, the former Court of Session judge and chairman of the Scottish Law Commission, has died at the age of 93.

John Oswald Mair Hunter, born in Edinburgh, was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1937, served in the Navy during the Second World War and took silk in 1951. He was appointed Sheriff Principal of Argyll and Bute in 1957 and to the Court of Session bench in 1961.

From 1971 to 1981 he served two terms as Chairman of the Scottish Law Commission. He was a member of the Inner House (appeal court) of the Court of Session from 1981 until his retirement in 1986.