Scot to be next UK judge of EU General Court

Ian Forrester QC

Ian Forrester QC has been appointed as the next UK judge of the General Court of the European Union.

Mr Forrester is a graduate of the universities of Glasgow and Tulane, Louisiana and is a member ofAmpersand Stable.

He called to the bar in 1972 and took silk in 1988.

In addition to being a member of the Scottish bar he is a member of the New York State bar, the English bar and the Brussels bar.

Stable director, Maria Maguire QC, said: “Ampersand are proud to report this highly deserved appointment which follows a most distinguished career at the Scottish Bar and in Europe.

“Ian is the third Scot to be appointed to such a position.

“There is no doubt that Ian will be an asset to the General Court and a great reflection on the Scottish Legal profession.”

He has argued cases before three European Community courts as well as theEuropean Court of Human Rights and will succeed Nicholas Forwood as UK judge.

He will complete Mr Forwood’s term, which runs from 1 October 2015 to 31 August 2019.

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