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Speeches

Senior judges regularly make speeches or give lectures on a broad range of topics. It is our intention to publish as many of these as possible.

Speeches published on this website reflect the individual judicial office-holder's personal views, unless otherwise stated. If you have any queries please contact the Head of Judicial Communications at the Judicial Office for Scotland.

 

Case Management in Complex and Lengthy Trials and Sentencing

Monday, 11 March, 2019
Speeches

The Lord Justice General has given a speech on 'Case Management in Complex and Lengthy Trials and Sentencing'.

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21st Century Bar Conference 2018

Wednesday, 12 December, 2018
Speeches

Lord Ericht has given a speech at the 21st Century Bar Conference, hosted by the Faculty of Advocates on 7 December 2018.

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Opening of the Legal Year 2018-19

Monday, 24 September, 2018
Speeches

The Lord President, Lord Carloway, has given an address to mark the opening of the new legal year.

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21st Century Bar Conference 2017

Friday, 8 December, 2017
Speeches

The Lord Justice Clerk, Lady Dorrian, has delivered the keynote address at the Faculty of Advocates 21st Century Bar Conference.

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Opening of the Legal Year 2017-2018

Monday, 25 September, 2017
Speeches

The Lord President, Lord Carloway, has given an address to mark the opening of the new legal year.

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