Edinburgh Law School alumnus Richard Keen QC has been appointed Advocate General for Scotland.
He becomes the most senior legal adviser to the UK government on Scots Law.
As a UK Law Officer, he will work with the Attorney General and Solicitor General for England and Wales to provide legal advice to the UK government on the full range of UK government policy and legislation and has particular statutory functions under the Scottish devolution settlement.
Mr Keen will also represent the UK government in courts and tribunals.
“I am delighted to be appointed Advocate General for Scotland. It is a great honour to join the UK government and I look forward to working with my ministerial colleagues to support the work of the UK government in Scotland at this crucial point in our political and constitutional history,” said Mr Keen.