Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland

Senator of the College of Justice

The Board invites applications from suitably qualified individuals who wish to be considered for appointment to vacancies that are expected to arise up to the end of June 2012 for Senator of the College of Justice.  Senators sit in the Court of Session and the High Court of Justiciary.  The Board has been advised by the Judicial Office for Scotland that up to four positions may arise during this period. 

Selection is made solely on merit.  The Board recognises the need for a judiciary in Scotland that is reflective of our society and is drawn from across all sections of the legal profession and encourages and welcomes applications from the widest possible range of eligible individuals.  The Board would particularly welcome applications from women, people with a disability or those from an ethnic minority background.

An application form and further information including eligibility criteria can be obtained from our website www.judicialappointmentsscotland.org.uk, or from the Secretary to the Board, Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland, 38–39 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh EH3 7SW (DX: ED29, Edinburgh), Telephone 0131 528 5101.

Applications may be emailed to mailbox@jabs.gsi.gov.uk and should be with the Board no later than 5.00pm on Monday 9th January 2012.

Message from the Lord President


Welcome to the judicial website. We hope that you find this website both helpful and informative. It is our intention to publish as much information as we can, as quickly as we can. We believe it is vital in a democracy that justice is not only seen to be done, but that it operates in an open and transparent way and contributes to public understanding and awareness of what takes place in courts each day across Scotland.

Lord President

HMA v Joshua John Hunter

Thursday, 18 April, 2019
Sentencing Statement

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 18 April 2019, Lord Pentland imposed an extended sentence of six years on Joshua Hunter after the accused pled guilty to rape. The custodial part will be four years, which will be followed by an extension period of two years on licence.

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Joanne Murray v Amanda Donaldson

Thursday, 4 April, 2019
Court Opinion

Following a civil proof at Airdrie Sheriff Court, Sheriff Derek O’Carroll has ruled that the defender (Amanda Donaldson) is liable to repay £18,734 to the pursuer (Joanne Murray), as a result of the defender’s fraudulent misrepresentation, including £1,160 (cash withdrawals), £9,832 (point-of-sale purchases) and £7,742 (foreign currency). The following is a summary of Sheriff O’Carroll’s judgment.

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