The Right Honourable
Lady Wise
QC
Senator of the College of Justice
Assumed office
2013
Nominated byAlex Salmond
As First Minister
Appointed byElizabeth II
Personal details
Born1963 [1]
Scotland
Alma materAberdeen, McGill, Montreal
ProfessionAdvocate
WebsiteJudiciary of Scotland

Morag Barbara Wise, Lady Wise, QC PC (born 1963) is a Senator of the College of Justice, a judge of the Scotland's Supreme Courts.

Education

Wise obtained an LL.B (Hons) and Dip. L.P. the University of Aberdeen and LL.M from McGill University in Montreal.[2][3]

Legal career

Wise became a solicitor in 1989 and joined Morton Fraser LLP. In 1993, she was called to the bar, joining Westwater Advocates, and specialised in family law.[3][4] Wise became a Queen's Counsel in 2005, and was appointed a Temporary Judge of the Court of Session in 2008.[2] On 6 February 2013, she was appointed a Senator of the College of Justice, taking the judicial title Lady Wise.[5]

In 2005, Wise became a member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Faculty of Advocates[2] She became chair of the Advocates' Family Law Association in 2007, having served as vice chair since 2000.[4]

On 7 December 2021, it was announced that Wise had been appointed to the Inner House of the Court of Session with effect from 5 January 2022.[6] She was appointed to Her Majesty's Privy Council on 12 April 2022 allowing her the honorific The Right Honourable. [7]

References

  1. ^ "Search results".
  2. ^ a b c "College of Justice". Scottish Government. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Morag B. Wise, Q.C." Faculty of Advocates. Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Morag Wise QC". Chambers and Partners. Archived from the original on 9 February 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  5. ^ Roll of the Court of Session for 31 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Three Judges appointed to the Inner House". Judiciary of Scotland. 7 December 2021. Retrieved 7 December 2021.
  7. ^ "Court Circular 12 April 2022". 12 April 2022.