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David Burns, Lord Burns

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Appointed by  Elizabeth II
Name  David Lord
Website  Judiciary of Scotland

Profession  Advocate
Alma mater  Dundee
Education  University of Dundee
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Nominated by  Alex SalmondAs First Minister

David Spencer Burns, Lord Burns is a Senator of the College of Justice.

Burns was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1977 and became a Queen's Counsel in 1991. Before admission, he worked as a legal assistant in New York and California. He practiced family, personal injury and planning. Between 1989 and 1991, he was full-time Advocate Depute. He was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Social Security. During the Lockerbie trial (2000–2002), Burns was one of the advocates representing Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.

Burns served as a temporary judge from 2002 to 2005, and he became a part-time sheriff in 2007. On 1 June 2012, it was announced he had been appointed a Senator of the College of Justice, and he took up the post on 12 July 2012.


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