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Fatal Accident Inquiries

A Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) is held following a death in the workplace or in cases which give rise to reasonable suspicion. These are usually held in the sheriff court, but may be held in other premises where appropriate. We publish summaries of some FAIs, particularly in cases where there is wider public interest. The summaries provide details of the case, the main findings of the inquiry and a link to the sheriff's full determination. 

For a full list of all fatal accident inquiry determinations published on the SCTS website click here.

New Sheriff appointed at Hamilton Sheriff Court

Friday, 1 February, 2013
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Mr Alastair Carmichael has been appointed as a Floating Sheriff based at Hamilton Sheriff Court with effect from 18 February 2013.

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New Practice Note Issued

Thursday, 31 January, 2013
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The Lord Justice General has issued a new practice note in relation to best practice in the management of High Court criminal trials

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2013 Annual MacFadyen Lecture

Tuesday, 29 January, 2013
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The 2013 MacFadyen Lecture is to be delivered on Wednesday 6 March by The Rt Hon. Lord Hamilton. The lecture is entitled ‘The legal landscape before the Paisley snail: What an analysis of prior Scots law might have revealed’.

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Statement from Lord President following Commonwealth Law Conference 2015 announcement

Monday, 28 January, 2013
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Following the announcement that Glasgow is to host the Commonwealth Law Conference in 2015 the Lord President The Right Hon Lord Gill has made the following statement of support:

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Official Launch of the Judicial Institute for Scotland

Friday, 25 January, 2013
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Today sees the official launch of the Judicial Institute for Scotland and the opening of the purpose-built learning suite located within Parliament House.

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