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New Sheriff Appointed

Monday, 3 October, 2011
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Sheriff Daniel Kelly QC takes up his appointment today as an all-Scotland floating sheriff based at Airdrie Sheriff Court.

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Opening of the new legal year

Tuesday, 27 September, 2011
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Today the Lord President The Right Hon Lord Hamilton addressed the court at the start of the new legal year.

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Lord Hamilton to Retire

Thursday, 15 September, 2011
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The Rt Hon Lord Hamilton has announced his intention to retire from office on 8 June 2012

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New Sheriff Appointed

Monday, 15 August, 2011
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Sheriff Wendy Sheehan has taken up her appointment today as a resident sheriff at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

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New Sheriff Appointed

Monday, 1 August, 2011
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Sheriff Kenneth McGowan has taken up his appointment today as an all-Scotland floating sheriff based at Stirling Sheriff Court.

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