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Alistair Clark QC appointed as a Senator of the College of Justice

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Alistair Clark QC appointed as a Senator of the College of Justice

11 May 2016

Axiom are delighted to congratulate former stable director Alistair Clark QC on the announcement of his appointment to the bench. Alistair was a founding  member of axiom, and is the third member to be appointed to the bench, following on the footsteps of Lord Pentland and Lady Wolffe. All at Axiom wish him all the best in his new career.

Alistair Clark QC initially followed a career as an academic and was a Senior Lecturer teaching mainly company and commercial law to LLB students and postgraduates. On coming to the Bar he established a busy practice, frequently dealing with complex cases, and he has gained extensive experience mainly in commercial litigation but also in intellectual property law and in occasionally high-profile defamation cases.

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed five new Senators to the College of Justice in total on the recommendation of the First Minister. Alistair Clark QC  is joined by Sheriff John Beckett QC, Ailsa Carmichael QC, the Rt Hon Frank Mulholland QC and Andrew Stewart QC who will all sit as Judges in the Court of Session and the High Court of Justiciary. The judges will deal with Scotland’s most important criminal and civil cases. Their appointments take effect on dates to be agreed by the Lord President. Four of the appointments are to fill existing vacancies. The fifth appointment, to be taken up by Frank Mulholland QC, will take effect following the retirement of a senator later in the year.