Lord Mackay of Clashfern

Lord Mackay of Clashfern

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Lord Mackay of Clashfern KT


James Mackay



Joined the Lords

6 July 1979

Contact details

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


UK Parliament

Committee House Date
Draft Care and Support Bill Lords 2012-13
Draft Human Tissue and Embryos Bill (Joint Committee) Lords 2007-07
Committee on the Assisted Dying for the terminally ill Bill Lords 2004-05
Privileges and Conduct, Committee for (L) Lords 1999-
Procedure Committee (L) Lords 1985-99
House of Lords Offices Committee Lords 1985-97
Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee) Lords 1985-87

Political life – other

Job title Organisation Date
Lord Advocate 1979-85

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Dean of Faculty of Advocates 1976-79
Q.C. 1965-85
Advocate 1955-65

Member's focus

Crime, civil law, justice and rights
Health services and medicine
Parliament, government and politics
Science and technology.

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
    • 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, Princess Royal's Trust for Carers (as of 1 April 2012, The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care have merged to form a new carers charity called “Carers Trust”)
    • Vice President, the Highlanders' Museum Appeal Fund
    • Vice President, Family Mediators' Association
    • Founding Member, World Prevention Alliance (eliminating disease in low-resource countries)
    • Member, International Ethics Committee, International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI)