|Principal Clerk of Session and Justiciary|
|Member of||Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service|
|Appointer||Lord President of the Court of Session|
|Deputy||Deputy Principal Clerk of Session
Deputy Principal Clerk of Justiciary
|Website||Director and Principal Clerk of Session and Justiciary|
"Clerk of Session" redirects here; not to be confused with Session Clerk, see Moderators and clerks in the Church of Scotland.
The Principal Clerk of Session and Justiciary is the clerk of court responsible for the administration of the Supreme Courts of Scotland and their associated staff. The Keeper of the Signet grants a commission to the Principal Clerk of Session to allow Her Majesty's Signet to be used.
List of office holders
- Sir James Dalrymple, son of the eminent legal scholar and statesman Lord Stair
- Sir John Dalrymple of Kelloch
- Sir Walter Scott, novelist (appointed 1806)
- David Hume, advocate and legal scholar (appointed 1811)
- James Fergusson, judge and legal scholar (appointed 1826)
- Thomas Thomson, advocate (1826-1852)
- Cosmo Innes (appointed 1852)
- Macvey Napier, solicitor, legal scholar, and editor of the Encyclopædia Britannica
- "Scottish Court Service An Introduction" (PDF). Scottish Court Service. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
The Supreme Courts are made up of: the Court of Session, the High Court of Justiciary and the Accountant of Court's Office. The Principal Clerk of Session and Justiciary is responsible for the administration of these areas
- "Director and Principal Clerk of Session and Justiciary". www.scotcourts.gov.uk. Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
- "Timeline". The Scott Monument. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Museums & Galleries. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
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