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date: 27 January 2023

Wise, Rt Hon. Lady free

(Morag Barbara Wise)

Wise, Rt Hon. Lady free

(Morag Barbara Wise)

Born 22 Jan. 1963; d of Leslie James Wise and late Barbara Gillies or Wise; m 1994, Alastair John Angus McEwan; one s two d

PC 2022; a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, since 2013; Judge, Employment Appeal Tribunal, 2016–18


Univ. of Aberdeen (LLB 1st Cl. Hons 1985; DipLP 1986); McGill Univ., Montreal (LLM 1995)


Solicitor in private practice, 1989–92; admitted Advocate, 1993; QC (Scot.) 2005; Temp. Judge, Ct of Session, 2008–13. Member, Board: Judicial Appts Bd for Scotland, 2016–; UK Judicial Pensions Bd, 2019–. Chair: Advocates Family Law Assoc., 2007–13; Family Law Arbitration Gp (Scotland), 2011–13 (Hon. Pres., 2015–); Dir and Trustee, Family Mediation Lothian, 2008–13; Mem. Bd, Children in Scotland, 2017–. Hon. Pres., Employment Lawyers Assoc., 2016–. Gov., Fettes Coll., 2018– (Chair, 2021–). Hon. LLD Aberdeen, 2015


(ed jtly) Gloag and Henderson, The Law of Scotland, 11th edn 2001 to 13th edn 2012; (contrib.) A Practical Guide to Human Rights Law in Scotland, ed Lord Reed, 2001; (contrib.) Gloag and Henderson, The Law of Scotland, 14th edn 2017, 15th edn 2022


singing, ski-ing (badly), socialising


Court of Session, Parliament House, Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RQ

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