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The work of judges in Scotland is demanding and varied – from sheriffs and justices of the peace dealing with a diverse range of cases in a single day to senators presiding over complex and sometimes lengthy hearings in the Court of Session or High Court. And it involves considerable work outside the courtroom as well as sitting on the Bench. Members of the judiciary write here about their working lives.

Scottish & Southern Electricity (SSE) v Hochtief Solutions AG

Wednesday, 21 December, 2016
Court Opinions

The Court of Session has found against Scottish & Southern Electricity (SSE) in a £130 million claim against the engineering contractor Hochtief Solutions AG over the collapse of a major tunnel at the Glendoe hydroelectric scheme.

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Bills for Criminal Letters

Friday, 9 December, 2016
Court Opinions

The High Court of Justiciary Appeal Court has today announced its decision on two Bills for Criminal Letters. The court, having considered the submissions, refused to pass the bill in either case. The following is a summary of the opinion of the court.

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Scotch Whisky Association and others v Lord Advocate and Advocate General for Scotland

Friday, 21 October, 2016
Court Opinions

A summary of the Opinion of the Court in the reclaiming motion by the Scotch Whisky Association and others against the Lord Advocate and the Advocate General for Scotland.

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Thomas Sheridan v News Group Newspapers Limited

Friday, 19 August, 2016
Court Opinions

Summary of Opinion issued by Lady Paton, Lord Drummond Young & Lord McGhie

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Gordon Ross v Lord Advocate

Friday, 19 February, 2016
Court Opinions

The failure by the Lord Advocate to adopt and publish a policy identifying the facts and circumstances which he will take into account in deciding whether or not to authorise the prosecution in Scotland of a person who assists another to commit suicide does not breach human rights law, appeal judges have ruled.

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Summaries of Court Opinions

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In certain cases the judgment reached by the court may be of wider public interest. In these cases a summary of the court’s Opinion is produced and published along with a link to the full Opinion.

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