Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC

Name

Patricia Scotland

Party/group

Labour

Joined the Lords

30 October 1997

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 0207 219 5353
Fax: 0207 219 5979
contactholmember@parliament.uk

Biography

UK Parliament

Post Date
Attorney General 2007-10
Minister of State (Home Office) (Crime Reduction) 2007-07
Minister of State (Home Office) (Criminal Justice and Offender Management) 2003-07
Parliamentary Secretary (Lord Chancellor's Department) 2001-03
Committee House Date
Communications Committee (L) Lords 2013-
Privileges and Conduct, Committee for (L) Lords 2011-

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Director, Just Resolutions Limited (Member's own company providing private consultancy services, including legal advice (see category 4(a)); the company is not trading at present, and to date the proposal is that any income would not be paid to the company but to the Member's Chambers at 4 Paper Buildings (see category 2); however, it is proposed that the company will start trading in due course in its own right
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Queen's Counsel in practice at 4 Paper Buildings, Temple, London, EC4
    • Member, Judicial and Legal Services Commission, Cayman Islands
  • 4: Shareholdings (a)

    • Sole shareholder, Just Resolutions Limited (Member's private company, not trading at present)
  • 6: Sponsorship

    • Parliamentary Researcher and Private Secretary provided by Lord Evans of Watford/Newsdesk Media
  • 7: Overseas visits

    • Visit to Goa, India, 6-11 February 2014, as guest of Government of Goa during Festival of Ideas and to give speech on human rights and dignity; travel and hotel expenses paid by Government of Goa
    • Visit to Jordan, 21-26 April 2014, to undertake consultancy work for Jordanian Government, in partnership with EU Support to Criminal Justice Improvement Project, Jordan; fee, per diem, and costs of travel and accommodation met jointly by host government and EU project team
    • Visit to Istanbul, 8-10 May 2014, to give keynote speech and be mediator at International Symposium on Justice and the Rule of Law; this work is unpaid, but costs of flights and accommodation are met by the Symposium, which is being organised and co-ordinated by the law firm YükselKarkinKüçük Attorney Partnership
    • Visit to Bahrain, 12-17 April 2014, as member of parliamentary delegation invited by Government of Bahrain on fact finding mission to look at human rights issues and other areas of policy; travel and accommodation paid for by Government of Bahrain
    • Visit to Las Palmas, 5-8 June 2014, to attend Las Palmas Peace Festival to run a multi-agency workshop on Domestic Violence and give a speech at the open air concert; costs of flights and accommodation were paid by the charity Global Foundation for the Elimination of Domestic Violence
  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • Deputy High Court Judge and Recorder
    • Pro-bono consultant, Newsdesk Media
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Bencher, Middle Temple
    • Chancellor, Greenwich University
  • 10: Non-financial interests (d)

    • Member, Thomas More Society
    • Member, Lawyers' Christian Fellowship
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Trustee, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Trust
    • Governor, Royal Shakespeare Company
    • Vice President, Chatham House
    • HMG Trade Envoy for South Africa
    • Founder, Eliminate Domestic Violence Global Coalition
    • Founder, Corporate Alliance Against Domestic Violence