Colin John MacLean Sutherland was appointed a Senator of the College of Justice in February 2000. He is a graduate of Edinburgh University (LLB Hons). He became an advocate in 1977. He served as an Advocate Depute from 1986 to 1989 and was appointed Queen’s Council in 1990. From 1994 until his appointment as a Judge he was Treasurer of the Faculty of Advocates.
He is an assistant editor of “Green’s Litigation Styles” and contributed the chapters on “Court of Session Practice” to the Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia and “Expenses” in Court of Session Practice.