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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.

 

SYLA Annual Lecture 2016

Friday, 4 November, 2016
Speeches

The Lord Justice Clerk, Lady Dorrian, has given a speech entitled ‘The 21st Century Court’ at the Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association Annual Lecture, on 27 October 2016.

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Opening of the Legal Year 2016-2017

Tuesday, 27 September, 2016
Speeches

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

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The role of the court in ensuring access to justice: two themes

Thursday, 14 April, 2016
Speeches

14 April 2016 Lord Carloway, the Lord President of the Court of Session, has given a keynote speech to the World Bar Conference in Edinburgh.

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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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