Neil Brailsford, Lord Brailsford

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The Honourable
Lord Brailsford
Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (Scotland).svg
Senator of the College of Justice
Assumed office
Nominated by Jack McConnell
As First Minister
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by Lord Hamilton
Personal details
Born Sidney Neil Brailsford
15 August 1954
Tore Nursing Home, Edinburgh
Nationality British
Spouse(s) Elain Nicola Robbie
Alma mater University of Stirling, University of Edinburgh, Daniel Stewart's College
Profession Advocate

(Sidney) Neil Brailsford, Lord Brailsford (born 15 August 1954) is a Scottish man and Senator of the College of Justice, a judge of the country's Supreme Courts.

Early life

Brailsford was educated at Daniel Stewart's College, Edinburgh, and studied at the University of Stirling (B.A.) and the School of Law of the University of Edinburgh (LL.B.). He was called to the Bar in 1981.[1][2][3]

Legal career

Brailsford's initial practice at the Bar was mostly in the civil courts, later developing a specialism in insurance. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1994, and an Advocate Depute in 1999, serving until 2000, at which time he was elected Treasurer of the Faculty, holding that position for one year. He was appointed a judge of the Court of Session and High Court of Justiciary, Scotland's Supreme Courts, in 2006. His appointment filled the vacancy created by Lord Hamilton's appointment as Lord President. He sits in the Outer House.[2][3]

See also


  1. ^ (Sidney) Neil Brailsford BRAILSFORD, Biography Debrett's, Retrieved 7 January 2015
  2. ^ a b "Biographies - The Hon Lord Brailsford". Scottish Court Service. Retrieved 19 August 2009.
  3. ^ a b "New Scottish judges appointed". Scottish Executive. 19 January 2006. Retrieved 19 August 2009.
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