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HMA v Andrew Coulson

Friday, 8 May, 2015
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The trial diet in the case of HM Advocate v Andrew Coulson, previously set for Monday 11 May 2015, has been adjourned. The case will now call at 10am on Tuesday 12 May at the High Court in Edinburgh (Lawnmarket Court 3), to deal with any outstanding procedural matters and to fix another date for the trial to proceed.

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Lord Gill to retire

Thursday, 7 May, 2015
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The Rt Hon Lord Gill, Lord President of the Court of Session and Scotland’s most senior judge, has announced his intention to retire on 31 May 2015, having completed three years’ service in that office.

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Statement from the Judicial Office for Scotland on the suspension of part-time sheriff Peter Watson

Wednesday, 25 February, 2015
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Sheriff Peter Watson was suspended from the office of part-time sheriff on 16 February 2015, in terms of section 34 of the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008.

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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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