Wednesday, 7 December 2016
Who are these Scottish gentlemen?
On Tuesday 6th December, the court heard from the Advocate-General for Scotland (Lord Keen of Elie QC). The Advocate General for Scotland is a Minister of the Crown and is one of the three UK Law Officers. Along with the Attorney General and the Solicitor General for England and Wales, the Advocate General provides legal advice to all UK Government Departments on a wide range of issues including human rights, European law and constitutional law. The Advocate General is the UK Government’s principal legal adviser on Scots law and its senior representative within the Scottish legal community.
Today (7th December), the court will hear from the Lord Advocate for Scotland - Mr James Wolffe QC who represents the Scottish government. He is the Chief Legal Adviser to the Scottish government and is the Chief Public Prosecutor for Scotland. The office of Lord Advocate dates back to the 15th century and during its history many distinguished lawyers have held the post.