Lord Boyd

Announcement of the appointment of Vice-President of the Tribunal

HM The Queen has appointed the The Rt. Hon. Lord Boyd of Duncansby as Vice-President of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, for a period of five years with effect from 01 June 2019.

Announcing Lord Boyd’s appointment, The Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Singh, President of the Tribunal said:

“I am delighted to announce The Rt. Hon. Lord Boyd of Duncansby’s appointment to this key role for the Investigatory Powers Tribunal. Lord Boyd brings with him extensive experience and a distinguished record of public service.  He will be an invaluable addition to the Tribunal. I very much look forward to working with him to ensure that the Tribunal continues to provide an efficient and fair service in this important area of law.”

The Rt Hon Lord Carloway, Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General of Scotland said:

“I am delighted to learn of the appointment of Lord Boyd of Duncansby as Vice President of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal. As a judge of the Supreme Courts, Lord Boyd will bring considerable experience and expertise to the position. During his time in office as Solicitor General for Scotland and then Lord Advocate, he helped to ensure the effective introduction of the European Convention on Human Rights into domestic law in Scotland, and promoted substantial reform of the prosecution service.

His work as the first instance civil administrative judge has been invaluable. I have no doubt that he will make a significant contribution to the important work carried out by the Tribunal.”

Last updated: 12 Jun 19