James Wolffe KC has joined The Legal Education Foundation board as a Governor. James qualified as an advocate at the Scottish bar in 1992 and took silk in 2007. He was Dean of the Faculty of Advocates (the elected leader of the Scottish bar) 2014-16 and Lord Advocate (the senior Scottish Law Officer) 2016-21. He has been instructed as an advocate in numerous high profile and complex cases and has argued significant appeals, including in the UK Supreme Court. James is also a member of the bar of England & Wales and a Bencher of Middle Temple. He practices as an advocate and barrister through Axiom Advocates, Edinburgh and Brick Court Chambers, London, sits as a part-time judge in the Courts of Appeal of Guernsey and Jersey and is an Honorary Professor of Edinburgh University Law School.
Matthew Smerdon, TLEF CEO, says: ‘We are extremely fortunate to have James join the board of the Foundation. He brings deep experience of the justice system at its most senior levels across the UK, as well as a longstanding commitment to access to justice and legal education.” .
James says: “I am delighted to be joining the Board of The Legal Education Foundation. The Foundation does impressive work which helps to address unmet legal need, improve access to justice and support the sound development and administration of the law. I look forward to contributing, as a member of the Board, to the Foundation’s work.”
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