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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.

 

Imprisonment in Scotland: towards a penological post-modernism?

Wednesday, 16 March, 2016
Speeches

The Lord President, Lord Carloway, has given a lecture in which he tracks conventional penal theories against the trajectory of Scottish criminal justice.

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Redesigning the Court Room

Wednesday, 3 February, 2016
Speeches

The Lord President, Lord Carloway, has set out his vision for modernising the Scottish court room into “something fit for the 21st century”.

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Domestic Abuse: A Judge’s Dilemma. Where Do We Go From Here?

Thursday, 21 January, 2016
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A lecture delivered by Sheriff Principal Derek Pyle, Sheriff Principal of Grampian, Highland and Islands, on 21 January 2016 at ‘Domestic Abuse, Criminal Justice and the Scottish Courts – new Directions?’, an event co-sponsored by University of Edinburgh Centre for Theology and Public Issues and Centre for Research on Families and Relationships in the Martin Hall, New College, Edinburgh.

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Ceremony of installation of the Lord President and Lord Justice General

Friday, 8 January, 2016
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The Right Honourable Lord Carloway has been installed as the new Lord Justice General and Lord President of the Court of Session.

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Lord Justice Clerk gives keynote address at 21st Century Bar Conference

Friday, 4 December, 2015
Speeches

The Lord Justice Clerk has given the keynote address at the 15th annual 21st Century Bar Conference.

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