Neil Davidson is Labour’s frontbench spokesperson on Advocate General, Scotland and Treasury matters in the House of Lords. Neil joined the Lords as a life Peer in 2006.
Neil is a commercial and administrative barrister with a highly distinguished career. He was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in Scotland in 1979 and was called to the Bar of England and Wales at the Inner Temple in 1990. He has appeared and advised in numerous cases in the Supreme Court, House of Lords, Privy Council, European Court of Justice and the Court of Session as well as in arbitrations and mediations. His legal prowess was recognised when he was appointed Queen's Counsel in Scotland in 1993 and Scottish Advocate General in 2006 (a post he held until the General Election in 2010).
Outside his commitments in the Lords, Neil keeps up his professional career as a commercial barrister, predominantly in Scotland, the EU and Asia.
Neil brings both his legal nous and a deliciously dry sense of humour to his work here in the Lords. He lives in Edinburgh and enjoys spending what free time he does have in Angus Glens.
For more information, read Neil's Parliamentary biography - available here.