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Law School alumnus appointed as Senator of the College of Justice

Mon 25 November 2019

Court of Session

Law School alumnus Sheriff Peter Braid has been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen, on the recommendation of the First Minister, as one of five new Senators of the College of Justice.

Sheriff Braid graduated from the Law School in 1980 with first class honours, winning the Lord President Cooper prize for best student. He entered the solicitor branch of the profession, becoming a partner in Morton Fraser in 1985 and a solicitor-advocate in 1995, dealing predominantly with commercial litigation. He was appointed as a sheriff in 2005 and currently sits in Edinburgh. In 2015, he was appointed as one of the first appeal sheriffs in the Sheriff Appeal Court, and as a designated Personal Injury sheriff.

Senators of the College of Justice are judges who sit in the Court of Session and the High Court of Justiciary. They deal with a wide range of civil matters, particularly complex and high value cases based on contractual disputes, judicial review, delict (a civil wrong) and the law relating to property, revenue, commerce, companies and intellectual property. Cases of constitutional importance have become more frequent.