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Sheriff James Alastair Taylor, BSc, LLB.

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Sheriff James Alastair Taylor, BSc, LLB.
Sheriff of Glasgow and Strathkelvin at Glasgow;

Born: 21.2.51, Inverness; m., Lesley Macleod; 2 s.

Education: Nairn Academy; Aberdeen University.

Career: Apprenticed to Brander & Cruickshank, Advocates in Aberdeen, 1975-77; apprenticed to, Assistant with, Lefevre & Co., Advocates in Aberdeen, 1977-78; Assistant, later Partner, A.C. Morrison & Richards, Advocates in Aberdeen, 1978-87;
Partner and latterly Head of Litigation Department, McGrigor Donald, 1988-98; attained rights of audience in Supreme Courts in Scotland, 1993; Sheriff of Lothian and Borders at Edinburgh, 1998; Designated one of the sheriffs to hear commercial actions, 1999.

Publications: International Intellectual Property Litigation (Contributor); Sentencing Practice (Contributor).

Recreations: golf; music; good food and wine.

Address: (b.) 1 Carlton Place, Glasgow G5 9DA; e-mail:

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