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Scottish Sentencing Council date announced

Wednesday, 18 February, 2015
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A date has been announced by the Scottish Ministers for the establishment of the new Scottish Sentencing Council (SSC).

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Report of the Review of Policy on Recording and Broadcasting of Proceedings in Court, and Use of Live Text-Based Communications

Wednesday, 28 January, 2015
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A judge-led group which was appointed by the Lord President to review the current policy on the recording and broadcasting of proceedings and the use of live text-based communications from Scottish courts has published its report.

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Arrangements for training of Justices of the Peace in Scotland

Friday, 21 November, 2014
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An analysis of responses to a public consultation on the arrangements for training of Justices of the Peace in Scotland has revealed that a majority favour reform of the system.

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Royal Assent for Scottish courts reform legislation

Tuesday, 11 November, 2014
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The Lord President has welcomed new legislation which will provide Scotland with a civil justice system fit for the 21st century and announced his intention to appoint the president and vice president of a new court to be established under the reforms.

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New Land Court Chairman installed

Friday, 17 October, 2014
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Sheriff Roderick John MacLeod QC has been installed as the tenth Chairman of the Scottish Land Court following the retirement of Lord McGhie.

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