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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 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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The Scottish Courts in the 21st Century

Tuesday, 19 September, 2017
Speeches

The Lord President, Lord Carloway, has delivered the keynote address at the Law Society of Scotland’s 2017 annual conference.

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Taking of evidence of a vulnerable witness by a commissioner

Friday, 31 March, 2017
Speeches

The Lord Justice Clerk, Lady Dorrian, has introduced new guidelines on the way evidence is taken on commission from children and vulnerable witnesses.

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Faculty of Advocates Brexit Conference

Friday, 10 March, 2017
Speeches

The Lord President, Lord Carloway, has given a speech at the Faculty of Advocates Brexit Conference.

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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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