Lady Cosgrove Portrait

The Right Honourable Lady Hazel Cosgrove, CBE née Aronson (Glasgow 1946 – ) is a Scottish lawyer. She was the first female judge to be appointed in Scotland, having served as Sheriff in Glasgow (1979 – 83) and in Edinburgh (1983 – 96).

She graduated from Glasgow University in 1966 and was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1968. In February 2003, Hazel Cosgrove was appointed to the Inner House of the Court of Session and sworn of Her Majesty’s Privy Council. She received a CBE in 2004 for services to the criminal justice system in Scotland and has also been awarded honorary degrees from a number of institutions. She currently divides her time between London, Edinburgh and Israel.

(Image: David Reid, Lady Cosgrove, courtesy of the artist)

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