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Lord Hamilton joins Axiom

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Lord Hamilton joins Axiom

03 January 2014

Axiom Advocates announces that Lord Hamilton, former Lord President of the Court of Session, has accepted our invitation to join the stable for the purpose of conducting arbitrations in Scotland.

Lord Hamilton has had a most distinguished career, both in practice at the Bar and as a judge.
He studied at the Universities of Glasgow, Oxford and Edinburgh. He was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1968, and became a Queen’s Counsel in 1982.

He was appointed as a judge of the Court of Session in 1995, and subsequently served as a commercial court judge. In 2002, he was appointed to the Inner House of the Court of Session.

In 2005, he took office as Lord Justice General of Scotland and Lord President of the Court of Session, and served in these roles until 2012.

Alistair Clark, QC, of Axiom, said: “We are delighted that Lord Hamilton is joining Axiom Advocates as an arbiter. His contribution to Scots law over the years has been immense. In this new role, he will bring a wealth of experience to dispute resolution in a Scottish and international context. We are sure that he will be much in demand.