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People attend court for many reasons.  They may be involved in the case such as the parties, lawyers, accused, witnesses, jurors or police officers. Members of the public may attend as the courts are open to the public except in certain circumstances. Certain standards of behaviour and dress must be observed in a court.

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Scottish Sentencing Council

Monday, 1 June, 2015

In preparation for the establishment of the Scottish Sentencing Council later this year two Scottish Statutory Instruments have now been laid before the Scottish Parliament and will come into force on 27 June 2015.

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FAI into Glasgow bin lorry incident

Friday, 29 May, 2015

Sheriff Principal Scott QC has appointed Sheriff John Beckett to replace him on the inquiry which is due to commence on 22 July 2015.

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Valedictory address to the Lord President

Wednesday, 27 May, 2015

Valedictory tributes have been paid at a ceremony to mark the retirement of the Lord President, the Right Hon Lord Gill.

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Sheriff Appeal Court appointments confirmed

Tuesday, 26 May, 2015

The Lord President has confirmed the appointment of Sheriff Principal Mhairi Stephen QC as the President of the new Sheriff Appeal Court and Sheriff Principal Craig Scott QC as Vice President.

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Deputy Chair of the Scottish Land Court

Monday, 11 May, 2015

The Scottish Ministers invite applications from suitably qualified individuals who wish to be considered for appointment as Deputy Chair of the Scottish Land Court.

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