Lord Stephen Woolman
LLB Law, 1975
From Aberdeen to… Judge of the Supreme Courts
Lord Woolman was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Courts in March 2008. He was been appointed to the Second Division of the Inner House of the Court of Session in February 2020.
He graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1975. Between 1978 and 1987 he was a lecturer at Edinburgh University, where for 3 years he was the Associate Dean of the Law School.
In 1987 he was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates. He was Standing Junior Counsel for the Inland Revenue, the Ministry of Defence (Procurement) and the Office of Fair Trading and was appointed as a Queen's Counsel in 1998.
From 1999 to 2002 he served as an advocate depute, and between 2004 and 2008 he was Keeper of the Advocates Library. He was formerly chairman of the Scottish Council of Law Reporting, the Bar Mediation Group and the Free Legal Services Unit. He was assigned as President of the Scottish Tribunals in August 2020.
He is the author of a book on the Scots law of contract and is a former deputy chair of the Boundary Commission for Scotland.