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New Senator of College of Justice


20 November 2019

Axiom is delighted to congratulate Sean Smith QC on his appointment as a Senator of the College of Justice. Sean will take up his appointment on 17th February 2020.

Sean Smith was educated at Flora Stevenson’s and at Broughton High School, Edinburgh. A graduate of Glasgow University, he was a fellow and lecturer in law at Emmanuel College, Cambridge between 1991 and 1996. He was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1999, and took silk in 2012. He has been Standing Junior Counsel, variously, to the Scottish Government, to HMRC, and to the Office of the Advocate General. Between 2017 and 2019 he served as advocate depute.

Sean has been a valued member of Axiom since it established in 2007; and we wish him every success. 

Axiom also congratulates Anna Poole QC, former member of Axiom; and wishes her every success also in her new role.

A total of five new Scottish judges have been appointed and the full annoucement can be found here:-

http://www.scotland-judiciary.org.uk/24/2301/New-judges-appointed