460. The Judge Advocate General and his assistants.

The Judge Advocate General1 is appointed by Her Majesty by way of Letters Patent on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor2. Unless he is being promoted from the position of Vice Judge Advocate General or Assistant Judge Advocate General3, he must be: (1) a person who satisfies the judicial appointment eligibility condition on a seven-year basis4; (2) an advocate in Scotland of at least seven years' standing, or a solicitor who has had a right of audience in the Court of Session or the High Court of Justiciary for at least seven years; or (3) a member of