David Hope, Baron Hope of Craighead

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The Lord Hope of Craighead

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Convenor of the Crossbench Peers
Assumed office
28 September 2015
Preceded byThe Lord Laming
Deputy President of the
Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
In office
1 October 2009 – 26 June 2013
MonarchElizabeth II
Preceded byPosition created
Succeeded byThe Baroness Hale of Richmond
Second Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
In office
21 April 2009 – 1 October 2009
Preceded byThe Lord Hoffmann
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
In office
1 October 1996 – 1 October 2009
Preceded byThe Lord Keith of Kinkel
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Lord Justice General
Lord President of the Court of Session
In office
1989–1996
Preceded byThe Lord Emslie
Succeeded byThe Lord Rodger of Earlsferry
Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde
In office
1998–2013
DeputySir Jim McDonald
Succeeded byThe 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 81)
NationalityScottish
Political partyNone (crossbencher)
Spouse(s)Katharine Mary Kerr
ResidenceEdinburgh
Alma materSt John's College, Cambridge;
University of Edinburgh
ProfessionAdvocate
Military service
Branch/serviceArmy
Years of service1957–59
RankLieutenant
UnitSeaforth 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.[1]

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