Lord Justice General and Lord President of the Court of Session (Scotland)

The Lord President is the most senior judge in Scotland and the head of the judiciary, acting as both Lord President of the Court of Session (Scotland’s highest civil court) and the Lord Justice General of the High Court of Justiciary (Scotland’s supreme criminal court). The Lord President is a privy counsellor and may be a peer, but is always described by office.

How to Address the Lord Justice General

The recommended form of address is:

Beginning of letter My Lord (formal); Dear Lord President or Dear Lord Justice General
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The Rt Hon The Lord Macklin Lord President of The Court of Session (Civil, if a peer) / Lord Justice General of Scotland (Criminal,if a peer) or The Rt Hon Lord Macklin Lord President of The Court of Session / Lord Justice General of Scotland (if not a peer)

Verbal communication

My Lord or Lord President or Lord Justice General

On retirement from Office he is known by his Judicial title, with the prefix 'The Rt Hon'.

 

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