Lynda Clark

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Judge in First Division, Inner House, Court of Session (Appeal Court) since 2013; Served as a judge in the Court of Session since 2006.

2014 Appointed as a Privy Councillor
2012-2013 Chairman of the Scottish Law Commission
2008-2013 Chancellor’s Assessor Edinburgh Napier University
2007 Hon LLD Edinburgh Napier University; Hon LLD University of Dundee
2005 Life Peer
2001 Re-elected MP for Edinburgh Pentlands; Bencher Inner Temple
1999-2006 Advocate General for Scotland. The first woman Law Officer appointed in the UK
1997-1999 Member of the Select Committee of Public Administration
1997 Elected MP for Edinburgh Pentlands
1989 QC
1988 Barrister, Inner Temple
1977 Member of the Faculty of Advocates
1975 PhD. Edinburgh University
1973-06 Lecturer Jurisprudence, University of Dundee
1970 LLB (Hons) St. Andrews University following admission in 1966 as a student at Queen’s College

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Start of Term on Court 1 August 2018 (Co-opted)
Employment (other than University of Dundee)

Senator of the College of Justice (Appeal Court Judge in Scotland).  This is an appointment by the Queen with payment of remuneration arranged through UK government agencies - retired February 2019.

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Member of the House of Lords (Privy Councillor).

Related Parties Spouse is director of a film distribution company at the French film festival.  He has arrangements with a number of Universities in the UK and abroad in relation to film.
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