The Hon Lord Beckett (John Beckett)


Lord Beckett was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Courts in May 2016 after serving as a temporary judge from 2008 in the High Court and the Court of Session. He was elevated to the Inner House in July 2023

He is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and was admitted as a solicitor in 1986, working in private practice before being admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1993.

He was appointed an advocate depute in 2003 and became a Queen's Counsel in 2005. He served as Principal Advocate Depute and then Solicitor General for Scotland in 2006.

He became a sheriff in 2008 and was appointed as an appeal sheriff on the establishment of the Sheriff Appeal Court in 2015.