Senators of the College of Justice (Scotland)

Judges of the Court of Session (the supreme civil court), who are also the judges of the High Court of Justiciary (the supreme criminal court), are appointed by The Queen as senators of the College of Justice.

On appointment, the courtesy style of ‘Lord’ or ‘Lady’ is used, unless already a peer. Judges of the Outer House of the Court of Session have the prefix ‘honourable’; judges of the Inner House are privy counsellors with the prefix ‘The Right Honourable’.

How to Address a Senator of the College of Justice

The recommended form of address is:

Beginning of letter

My Lord/Lady (formal) or Dear Lord/Lady Macklin

Envelope

The Hon Lord/Lady Macklin (if not a privy counsellor) or The Rt Hon Lord/Lady
Macklin (if a privy counsellor) or The Rt Hon The Lord/Lady Macklin (if a peer)

Verbal communication My Lord / Lord Macklin
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