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11 July 2024

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St Hugh’s Principal awarded honorary doctorate

Congratulations to St Hugh’s Principal and Scotland’s first female Lord Advocate, Lady Elish Angiolini, who has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) in recognition for a career in criminal justice and in particular for her support of victims’ rights.

She was presented with her honorary doctorate during a graduation ceremony for students from ENU’s Business School at the Usher Hall.

Responding to her award, Elish said, ‘I have been fortunate to have had some very different, but fulfilling roles over many years, and each has presented a range of fascinating challenges.’

Professor Richard Whitecross, Head of Law at Edinburgh Napier University, said: “Elish’s legacy as Lord Advocate is noteworthy. She balanced a respect for the strengths of the criminal justice system and its independence with a strong commitment to modernisation.

‘This award is in recognition of her major contribution to the Scottish criminal justice system, to the legal profession and to vulnerable victims across the United Kingdom.’

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