Lockerbie QC made judge

THE lawyer who led the Lockerbie bomber’s abandoned appeal has been appointed as a High Court judge.

Maggie Scott QC was chosen as a Senator of the College of Justice by the Queen, following a recommendation from First Minister Alex Salmond.

It means she will sit as 
a judge in the Court of Session and the High Court of Justiciary.

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Ms Scott, who represented Jodi Jones’ killer Luke Mitchell during his bid to take his appeal to the UK Supreme Court in London, will pick up a salary of £172,753 a year.