Menzies Campbell is an advocate, politician, and former Leader of the Liberal Democrats. His practice at the Scottish Bar, from which he has now retired, was in both criminal and civil law, latterly with an emphasis on large-scale planning and licensing of all kinds. He was the MP for NE Fife for 28 years, retiring in 2015 and in the same year being appointed to the House of Lords. In Parliament, his interests have principally been in foreign affairs and defence. He has served on various Select Committees, such as Foreign Affairs, Defence, Intelligence and Security, and National Security. He continues to maintain a keen interest in sport, having competed in the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games, captained the UK Athletics Team, and held the British 100m record.