Colin Campbell, Lord Malcolm

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Lord Malcolm
Senator of the College of Justice
Assumed office
Nominated byJack McConnell
As First Minister
Appointed byElizabeth II
Personal details
Colin Malcolm Campbell

(1953-10-01) 1 October 1953 (age 68)
Alma materUniversity of Dundee

Colin Malcolm Campbell, Lord Malcolm PC (born 1953) is a Scottish lawyer, and a Senator of the College of Justice, a judge of the country's Supreme Courts.

Early life[edit]

Campbell was educated at Grove Academy, a state school in Broughty Ferry, Dundee,[1] and at the School of Law of the University of Dundee (LL.B. Hons.). He was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1977, and was a lecturer in the School of Law of the University of Edinburgh from 1977 to 1979.[2][3]

Legal career[edit]

Campbell was appointed Standing Junior Counsel to the Scottish Development Department in 1984, serving there until 1990, in which year he was appointed Queen's Counsel. He was elected Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Advocates in 1997 and Dean of Faculty in 2001 until 2004. He was a part-time member of the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland from 1997 to 2001, and was one of the first members of the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland on its establishment in 2002, serving until 2005.[2][3]

Campbell was appointed to the Bench of the Supreme Courts of Scotland in 2007, succeeding Lord Wheatley in the Outer House of the Court of Session upon the latter's promotion to the Inner House in succession to Lord Abernethy, who retired. He took the judicial title, Lord Malcolm.

Lord Malcolm has served as a judge of the Commercial Court of the Court of Session. On 1 July 2014, he was appointed to the Second Division of the Inner House.[4] On 20 January 2015, he was appointed a member of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom,[5] and was sworn a member of the Council on 19 March 2015. [6]

Personal life[edit]

In 1977, Campbell married Fiona Anderson. They live in Edinburgh.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hutcheon, Paul (12 October 2008). "Male, white, middle-class, privately-educated, Edinburgh resident,". The Sunday Herald. Retrieved 24 August 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Biographies - The Hon Lord Malcolm". Scottish Court Service. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
  3. ^ a b "New judge appointed". Scottish Executive. 12 February 2007. Retrieved 24 August 2009.
  4. ^ "Legal news". Law Society of Scotland. Retrieved 27 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Privy Council appointment: Lord Malcolm". Press Releases. GOV.UK. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  6. ^ The Daily Telegraph, 20 March 2015, p.30.