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Master Patrick Hodge is a Justice, (since 1 October 2013), and Deputy President, (since January 2020), of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. Master Hodge was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1983 and appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1996. From 1997 to 2003, he was a part time Law Commissioner at the Scottish Law Commission. From 2000 to 2005 he was a Judge of the Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey, and Procurator to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. He was a Senator of the College of Justice between 2005 and 2013. In that role he was a Commercial Judge and the Scottish Judge in Exchequer Causes. He also served as one of the Scottish Intellectual Property Judges and as a Judge in the Lands Valuation Appeal Court. Recorded Monday 12 July 2021.
In this lecture Thomas Grant explores the way that trials can also serve other wider purposes, whether as engines of social and moral change, instruments of oppression, mirrors to their age, or simply as entertainment and literary/cinematic source material.
Master Patricia Scotland was Called to the Bar in 1977, took Silk in 1991 and was Called to the Bench in 1997. She was the first BAME person appointed as Attorney General, (2007-10) and the first woman to hold the office since its foundation in 1315. Master Scotland was the first Black woman, and the youngest woman, at 35, to be appointed Queen's Counsel. At the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, she was elected the Sixth Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations and took Office in April 2016. She is the first woman to hold the post.