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Andrew Young QC installed as Senator

Photo of Andrew Young


Arnot Manderson Advocates is proud to report that Andrew Young QC, pictured above, is one of five new Senators to the College of Justice.  Lord Young was installed in a Ceremony in Court 1 of Parliament House, Edinburgh earlier today.


Her Majesty the Queen has appointed five new Senators to the College of Justice on the recommendation of the First Minister.  Besides Andrew Young QC, Sheriff Lorna Drummond QC, Jonathan Lake QC, John Scott QC and Michael Stuart QC will also sit as judges in the Court of Session and the High Court of Justiciary and they will take up their appointments on 16th May. The judges will deal with Scotland’s most important criminal and civil cases.


Andrew Young graduated from the University of Aberdeen (LLB Hons) in 1988 and from the University of Glasgow (DLP) in 1989. After a traineeship with Dundas & Wilson CS, he was called to the Scottish bar in 1992. He served as standing junior counsel to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, HM Customs & Excise and HM Revenue & Customs. He was appointed Queens Counsel in 2007. He has been a part time chairman of the Police Appeals Tribunal since 2013 and a part time chairman of the Competition Appeals Tribunal since 2021. He is the co-author of a textbook on commission & diligence, and has also been a contributor to two editions of Gloag & Henderson “The Law of Scotland.  Andrew was ranked by Chambers and Partners 2022 Bar Guide in Professional Negligence, Personal Injury, Tax. Clinical Negligence and Commercial Dispute Resolution.


Practice Manager Andrew Sutherland commented “This is such a well-deserved appointment and everyone at the stable is rightly proud and happy to see Andrew recognised in this way.  For years he has been one of the most in-demand Seniors at the Bar offering excellence across a range of Practice Areas.  We will of course be sad to lose him from our ranks but as the old adage goes our loss will undoubtedly be the Judiciary’s gain.”