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Lord Malcolm appointed to Inner House
Court of Session judge Lord Malcolm has been appointed to the Second Division of the Inner House, with effect from 1 July 2014.
The Lord President and the Lord Justice Clerk recommended the appointment to fill the current vacancy in the lnner House, and Cabinet Secretary for Justice Kenny MacAskill, as required by section 2(8) of the Court of Session Act 1988, consented to the appointment after he was satisfied that the state of business in the lnner House required that the appointment be made.
Appointed a judge in 2007, Lord Malcolm (Colin Campbell) was admitted to the Scottish bar in 1977 after a period spent teaching at the University of Edinburgh, and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1990. He served as Vice Dean of the Faculty of Advocates from 1997-2001 and Dean from 2001-2004. He was a founder member of the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland, and served as a part-time member of the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland.
His new appointment sees the Inner House increased to its statutory maximum of 12 judges.