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date: 27 February 2021

Weir, Hon. Lord free

(Robert Bruce Weir)

Born Edinburgh 21 Feb. 1967; s of Hon. Lord Weir, qv ; m 2002, Lesley-Anne Purdie; two s

a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, since 2020


Edinburgh Acad.; Univ. of Durham (BA Hons Hist. 1983); Univ. of Dundee (LLB Ord. 1991; DipLP 1992)


Trainee solicitor, Maclay Murray & Spens, 1992; admitted Faculty of Advocates, 1995; Advocate Depute, 2005–08; QC (Scot.) 2010; Sheriff of S Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway at Hamilton, 2015–18; a Temporary Judge, Court of Session, 2017–20; Sheriff of Lothian and Borders at Edinburgh, 2018–20; Specialist Sheriff, all-Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court, 2018–20. Served Tay Div., RNR, 1988–93


sailing, hill-walking, violin, running


16 Dudley Crescent, Edinburgh EH6 4QN

(0131) 554 2453


Royal Forth Yacht; Scottish Bar Yacht