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Seven summary sheriffs appointed

Tuesday, 24 September, 2019
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Seven new summary sheriffs have been appointed to the judicial office created as part of major reform of Scotland’s courts.

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Queen's Counsel Appointments 2019

Wednesday, 18 September, 2019
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Nine new Queen’s Counsel have been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen on the recommendation of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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New Sheriffs appointed

Thursday, 29 August, 2019
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New sheriffs have been appointed to serve the sheriffdoms of Glasgow & Strathkelvin, Grampian, Highland and Islands, North Strathclyde, South Strathclyde, Dumfries & Galloway and Tayside, Central & Fife.

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Scottish Tribunals Annual Report 2018-19

Friday, 26 July, 2019
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The Lord President has published the President of Scottish Tribunals’ second Annual Report.

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Lady Rae awarded Honorary Doctorate of Laws

Friday, 5 July, 2019
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Lady Rae has been awarded an honorary degree from the University of Glasgow in recognition of her contribution to Scottish law. She received her Honorary Doctorate of Laws at a ceremony on 27 June 2019.

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HMA v David Neill

Friday, 28 February, 2020
Sentencing Statement

At the High Court in Glasgow today (28 February 2020) Judge Hughes QC sentenced David Neill to 7 years imprisonment after he was convicted of charges of indecent assault.

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Metal-on-metal hip replacement action fails

Tuesday, 26 November, 2019
Court Opinion

A 64-year-old former forestry worker has lost his action for damages at the Court of Session against two companies which manufactured the components used in his hip replacements 10 years ago.

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