Lord Mackay of Clashfern

James Mackay

James Mackay



Address as

Lord Mackay

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6041


Lords career

Lord Advocate 1979-84; Government Spokesperson for Legal Affairs in Scotland 1983-84; Lord of Appeal in Ordinary 1985-87; Lord High Chancellor 1987-97

Party groups

Chair, Conservative Party Constitutional Commission 1998-99

International bodies

Vice-President, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (UK Branch)

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Mackay of Clashfern, of Eddrachillis in the District of Sutherland 1979

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

General Editor, Halsbury's Laws of England

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Commissary, University of Cambridge

Member of Convocation, Heriot Watt University

Non-Voting Elder Brother of Trinity House

Lord Clerk Register (unremunerated post in Scottish system of government)

10: Non-financial interests (d)

President, Society of Conservative Lawyers

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Vice President, Family Mediators' Association

Vice President, Princess Royal's Trust for Carers

Vice President, the Highlanders' Museum Appeal Fund

Founding Member, World Prevention Alliance (eliminating disease in low-resource countries)

Member, International Ethics Committee, International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI)