Lord Justice-General and Lord President of the Court of Session (Scotland)
These Offices have been combined since 1836. The Lord Justice-General is Head of the Judiciary in Scotland, and Presiding Judge (and Senator) of the College of Justice and Court of Session. He is a Great Officer of State. On taking his seat on the Bench he receives a Judicial title, but is always described by his Office. He is invariably a Privy Counsellor.
The modern Scottish Judiciary consists of the Lord Justice-General, the Lord Justice-Clerk, and the remaining thirty Lords Commissioners of Justiciary.
How to Address the Lord Justice-General
The recommended social form of address is:
|Beginning of letter||Dear Lord Justice-General|
|End of letter||Yours sincerely|
|Envelope||The Rt Hon the Lord Justice-General|
|Verbal communication||Lord Justice-General|
On retirement from Office he is known by his Judicial title, with the prefix 'The Rt Hon'.
Wife or Widow of a Lord Justice-General
A wife or widow of a Lord Justice-General is addressed by her husband's Judicial title, preceded by 'Lady' (not 'The Lady').