Lord Stewart of Dirleton KC reappointed as Advocate General for Scotland

Lord Stewart of Dirleton KC reappointed as Advocate General for Scotland

Lord Stewart of Dirleton KC

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has reappointed Lord Stewart of Dirleton KC as Advocate General for Scotland.

Commenting on his reappointment, Lord Stewart said: “I am honoured to have been reappointed as Advocate General for Scotland.

“I look forward to working with the Attorney General, the Solicitor General for England and Wales, Government lawyers and the Civil Service to play my part in making the law and politics work together at the heart of the UK constitution.”

Lord Stewart took up the role in October 2020, following the resignation of Lord Keen of Elie KC.

He was called to the bar in 1993 and took silk in 2011. He specialises in criminal law, and has advised on other matters including defamation and intellectual property.

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