Andrew Stewart, Lord Ericht

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Lord Ericht
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Senator of the College of Justice
Assumed office
31 May 2016[1]
Nominated by Nicola Sturgeon
As First Minister
Monarch Elizabeth II
Personal details
Profession Advocate

Andrew Fleming Stewart, Lord Ericht, QC (born 12 September 1963) is a Scottish lawyer who was appointed in 2016 as a Senator of the College of Justice, a judge of the Court of Session.


Stewart qualified as a solicitor in 1988.[1] He practised with Clifford Chance and Tods Murray,[1] and served as Legal Assistant to the Lord President of the Court of Session[2] before being admitted as an advocate in 1996.[1] From 2000 to 2009 he was standing junior counsel to the Department of Trade and Industry,[3] and in 2003 he was elected as Clerk of the Faculty of Advocates.[2] He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2009, and then served as an advocate depute until 2013[1][2] when he returned to independent practice in commercial and public law.[1] He has also held part-time appointments as visiting lecturer at the Université de Lorraine, France since 1993.[4]


In May 2016, Stewart was appointed as a Senator of the College of Justice.[2][5] He was installed as a judge on 31 May 2016, taking the judicial title Lord Ericht.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Lord Ericht joins the bench". Scottish Legal News. 31 May 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "Five new Senators named". Faculty of Advocates website. 11 May 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  3. ^ "The Hon Lord Ericht (Andrew Stewart QC)". Judiciary of Scotland website. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
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  5. ^ "Senators appointed to College of Justice". Scottish Government website. 11 May 2016. Archived from the original on 12 May 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016.

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