The Hon Lord Ericht (Andrew Stewart)


The Hon Lord Ericht was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Courts in May 2016.

He qualified as a solicitor in 1988 and practised with Clifford Chance and Tods Murray WS before becoming an advocate in 1996. 

He was appointed Standing Junior Counsel to the Department of Trade and Industry from 2000 to 2009 and elected clerk of the Faculty of Advocates from 2003 to 2009. After being appointed as a Queen's Counsel in 2009 he served as an advocate depute until 2013 then returned to independent practice in mainly commercial and public law. 

He held part-time appointments as president of the Scottish Tax Tribunals, visiting lecturer at the Universit√© de Lorraine, France, editor of Session Cases (the official series of Scots law reports), chairman of the ICAS Appeal Tribunal, Senior Decision Maker for the Guernsey Financial Services Commission and member of the Scottish Civil Justice Council. 

In 2017 he was appointed as a judge of the UK Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) and a member of the Upper Tribunal for Scotland. In 2020 he was appointed to sit as a Chairman of the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal.

He is an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and a trustee of the LawScot Foundation.