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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.

 

Opening of the Legal Year 2015

Tuesday, 22 September, 2015
Speeches

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

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Lord Justice Clerk addresses Faculty of Advocates’ Courts Reform Conference

Friday, 18 September, 2015
Speeches

The Lord Justice Clerk, Lord Carloway, addressed the Faculty of Advocates’ Courts Reform Conference on 18 September 2015.

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Lord Justice Clerk’s speech at the ISRCL Conference

Monday, 14 September, 2015
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In a speech given at the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law’s 28th International Conference on 24 June 2015, the Lord Justice Clerk explores the theme of the modernisation of criminal trials and the use of digital technology in the fair and efficient presentation of evidence.

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Lord President’s speech to the Commonwealth Law Conference 2015

Tuesday, 14 April, 2015
Speeches

The Lord President’s keynote speech, on ‘Independence of the judiciary and the legal profession,’ to the Commonwealth Law Conference in Glasgow on 13 April 2015.

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Lord Justice Clerk’s speech at the CALRAs Biennial Conference

Monday, 13 April, 2015
Speeches

The Lord Justice Clerk's keynote address, entitled “To ‘mend the lawes, that neids mendement’: A Scottish perspective on lawyers as law reformers,” which was delivered to the Commonwealth Association of Law Reform Agencies (CALRAs) Biennial Conference on Law Reform in a Fast Changing World at the Royal Society of Edinburgh on 11 April 2015.

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