, is a Scottish
lawyer. On 24 May 2007
, the First Minister Alex Salmond
appointed him to succeed John Beckett
as Solicitor General for Scotland
, subject to the approval of parliament
. This was achieved without the need for a vote.
He was sworn in as Solicitor General at a ceremony at the Court of Session on 30 May 2007.
He was previously Procurator Fiscal for Lothian and Borders.