Lord Matthews appointed to Inner House
Lord Matthews has been appointed to the Second Division of the Inner House of the Court of Session, effective from 1 August 2021.
The Lord President, Lord Carloway, and the Lord Justice Clerk, Lady Dorrian, recommended the appointment to allow court business to continue to be dealt with efficiently and effectively.
Justice Secretary Keith Brown consented to the appointment, being satisfied that it was required to meet the business demands of the court.
Lord Matthews was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Courts in 2007, having served as a temporary judge since February 2004.
He graduated from the University of Glasgow LL.B (Hons) and was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in July 1979. He took silk in 1992 and practised at the bar until his appointment as a sheriff in January 1997.
He was standing junior counsel to the department of employment in Scotland from June 1984 until March 1988, and served as an advocate depute from April 1988 until January 1993.