Lord Scott of Foscote

Lord Scott of Foscote

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Lord Scott of Foscote


Richard Scott



Joined the Lords

17 July 2000

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 0207 219 6373

External/Private Office

The Old Rectory, Foscote, Buckingham, MK18 6AE
Tel: 01280 813142


UK Parliament

Committee House Date
Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (L) (formerly Merits Committee) Lords 2012-14
Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee Lords 2009-12
Privileges and Conduct, Committee for (L) Lords 2009-14
EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions Lords 2003-05
European Union Committee (L) Lords 2001-05
EU Sub-Committee E Lords 2001-03

Political life – other

Job title Organisation Date
Councillor Buckingham Rural District Council 1968-75

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Lord of Appeal in Ordinary 2000-09
Head of Civil Justice 1995-00
Vice-chancellor of the Supreme Court 1994-00
Lord Justice of Appeal 1991-94
Judge of High Court (Chancery Division) 1983-91
Queen's Council 1975-83
Junior Barrister 1959-75

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Justice Civil and Commercial Court of Qatar 2011-
Non-permanent Judge Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal 2003-12
Conducted Government Inquiry into Arms Exports to Iraq 1992-96
Vice-chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1987-91
Hon. Member American Bar Association 1983-
Hon. Member Canadian Bar Association 1983-
Chairman of the Bar 1982-83
Vice Chairman of the Bar 1981-82
Attorney General of the Duchy of Lancaster 1980-83

Member's focus

Agriculture, animals, food and rural affairs
Crime, civil law, justice and rights
Culture, media and sport
Parliament, government and politics
South Midlands
West Country
South Africa

Register of Interests

  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Judge of Civil and Commercial Court of Qatar
  • 7: Overseas visits

    • Visit to Nairobi, Kenya, 7-12 December 2014, as leader of team to discuss issues relating to Human Rights Defenders; cost of visit (travel, hotel accommodation, meals) met by Peace Brigade International (PBI) (registered charity)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Chairman, Trustees of Michaelhouse UK Trust (provides scholarships to enable African pupils to be educated at Michaelhouse College, Natal, South Africa)
    • Chairman, Advisory Council, Society for Advanced Legal Studies
    • Chairman, Grafton Hunt