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The Lord Hope of Craighead

KT QC PC FRSE
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Convenor of the Crossbench Peers
Assumed office
28 September 2015
Preceded by The Lord Laming
Deputy President of the
Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
In office
1 October 2009 – 26 June 2013
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by Position created
Succeeded by The Baroness Hale of Richmond
Second Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
In office
21 April 2009 – 1 October 2009
Preceded by The Lord Hoffmann
Succeeded by Position abolished
Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
In office
1 October 1996 – 1 October 2009
Preceded by The Lord Keith of Kinkel
Succeeded by Position abolished
Lord Justice General
Lord President of the Court of Session
In office
1989–1996
Preceded by The Lord Emslie
Succeeded by The Lord Rodger of Earlsferry
Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde
In office
1998–2013
Deputy Sir Jim McDonald
Succeeded by The Lord Smith of Kelvin
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
28 February 1995
Life Peerage
Personal details
Born
James Arthur David Hope

(1938-06-27) 27 June 1938 (age 83)
Nationality Scottish
Political party None (crossbencher)
Spouse(s) Katharine Mary Kerr
Residence Edinburgh
Alma mater St John's College, Cambridge;
University of Edinburgh
Profession Advocate
Military service
Branch/service Army
Years of service 1957–59
Rank Lieutenant
Unit Seaforth Highlanders

James Arthur David Hope, Baron Hope of Craighead, KT, QC, PC, FRSE (born 27 June 1938) is a retired Scottish judge. He was the first Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom from 2009 until his retirement in 2013. He was on the Second Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.

In 2015, he became the Convenor of the Crossbench peers in the House of Lords.

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