The Lord President's address to the Court 2010

Opening of the legal year 2010

The Right Hon Lord Hamilton, Lord President and Lord Justice General addressed the court at the opening of the new legal year.

Read the speech here.

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The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) is responsible for providing the staff, buildings and technology to support Scotland’s courts, the work of the independent judiciary, the courts’ Rules Councils and the Office of the Public Guardian. The Board of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service is chaired by the Lord President. Visit the SCTS website www.scotcourts.gov.uk for details of daily court business including court locations, contact numbers, rules, guidance and advice for both professional users and members of the public.

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