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Appointment of King's Counsel 2024


Mar 5, 2024

The Lord Justice General invites applications by advocates and solicitor advocates seeking recommendation for appointment as King’s Counsel in Scotland.

Completed application forms must be submitted by close of business on Tuesday 2 April 2024 to: - Mr Paul Gilmour, Private Secretary to the Lord President, Lord President’s Private Office, Parliament House, Edinburgh, EH1 1RQ. 

Please mark your envelope “Application - Restricted”

You can also email your application to

Should you wish further information, please contact Paul on 0131 240 6701.

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