‘Compatibility issues’ consultation

Tuesday, 9 January, 2018
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The Lord Justice General is to chair a review of the practice and procedure relating to “compatibility issues” arising in criminal proceedings in Scotland and appeals to the UK Supreme Court.

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Judicial responsibility for Scottish Tribunals

Thursday, 1 December, 2016
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The training, welfare and conduct of members of the Scottish Housing and Property Tribunals are now the responsibility of Scotland’s most senior judge, under changes to Scotland’s justice system which come into effect today, 1 December 2016.

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Court of Session Term Dates Direction – changes for Legal Year 2017/18

Monday, 26 September, 2016
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A new Direction issued by the Lord President, which sets out the sitting days for the Court of Session for the Legal Years 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20, introduces a significant change, of which legal practitioners and others will wish to be aware.

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New Vice President to Sheriff Appeal Court appointed

Thursday, 14 July, 2016
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The Lord President has now confirmed the appointment of Sheriff Principal Abercrombie, QC, as the new Vice President to the Sheriff Appeal Court.

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The Hon. Lord Jones

Monday, 14 March, 2016
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It is with great sadness that the Lord President has learned of the untimely death of Lord Jones. Although appointed to the bench relatively recently, his contribution was a substantial one, most recently in the Commercial Court. The care which he took over the preparation of his judgments in complex litigation was a particular feature of his work. He will be sadly missed by all of his colleagues in Parliament House and beyond. Our thoughts are with his wife Fiona and family at this time.

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