Principles of Judicial Ethics

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Judges hold an important position in society.  They are entrusted with exercising considerable power, which can have a dramatic effect on the lives of those who appear in court.  They must uphold the highest standards of conduct - both in and out of court.

 The Scottish judiciary has an honourable tradition in the attainment of high standards of judicial conduct. Maintaining such standards is essential if the community is to have confidence in its judiciary. The adoption of a widely accepted framework of judicial ethics helps to ensure that both judges and the public are aware of the principles by which judges are guided in their personal and professional life.  The Statement of Principles of Judicial Ethics for the Scottish Judiciary was first published in April 2010, revised in 2013, 2015 and 2016 to clarify the ethics that guide judges in their professional and personal lives.

INNER HOUSE JUDGES TO DISPENSE WITH ROBES

Thursday, 17 April, 2014
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From Tuesday 22 April 2014 Senators of the College of Justice sitting in the Inner House will no longer wear formal robes and wigs when hearing civil appeals.

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Interim Report of the Rules Rewrite Working Group

Friday, 28 March, 2014
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The Interim Report of the Scottish Civil Justice Council’s (SCJC) Rules Rewrite Working Group was published today.

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APPOINTMENT OF QUEEN’S COUNSEL 2014

Thursday, 27 March, 2014
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The Lord Justice General invites applications by advocates and solicitor advocates seeking recommendation for appointment as Queen’s Counsel in Scotland.

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The Office of Chair of the Scottish Land Court

Monday, 17 March, 2014
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The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland invites applications from suitably qualified individuals who wish to be considered for appointment to the office of Chair of the Scottish Land Court. The vacancy will arise in October 2014.

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New Senator installed

Tuesday, 11 March, 2014
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Sarah Wolffe QC was installed as a Senator of the College of Justice on 11 March 2014.

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