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Equal Treatment Bench Book

The aim of the Equal Treatment Bench Book is to offer assistance and advice to judges who have to ensure that all who come before the courts are dealt with in an understanding and sensitive fashion regardless of their personal backgrounds. It includes advice on issues arising on sexual orientation and gender identity as these are areas which are capable of misunderstanding and misconception.  It is therefore desirable that judges should have as clear an understanding of this topic as is possible.

Apart from all of the foregoing there are other circumstances, regardless of questions of ethnicity or sexual orientation and gender identity, in which some of those who come before the courts may be at a disadvantage when compared with other court users. They may have a physical or mental disability; they may be children; they may have been the victims of, or have been associated with, domestic abuse; they may be witnesses who, for whatever reason, are apprehensive about the prospect of appearing in court; or they may have to, or may choose to, conduct court proceedings in person without the benefit of legal representation. All require to be dealt with in a sensitive and understanding manner. 

Election Court

Friday, 6 November, 2015
Media Releases

The legal challenge to the election of MP Alistair Carmichael continues on Monday 9 November.

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New Sheriff Appeal Court

Wednesday, 4 November, 2015
Media Releases

Scotland’s new Sheriff Appeal Court held its first sitting today.

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Advocate General for Scotland v Murray Group Holdings and others

Tuesday, 3 November, 2015
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The judgment in the appeal to the Court of Session by the Advocate General for Scotland v Murray Group Holdings and others (“the Rangers tax case”) will be published tomorrow, Wednesday 4 November 2015.

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‘Judicial Hub’ wins 2015 Crystal Scales of Justice Prize

Tuesday, 27 October, 2015
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An innovative virtual learning and online communications platform for judicial office holders in Scotland has been named as the winner of the prestigious 2015 ‘Crystal Scales of Justice Prize’.

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HMA v Linsey Cotton

Wednesday, 7 October, 2015
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Linsey Cotton will be sentenced at Paisley Sheriff Court on Thursday 8 October 2015, having previously pled guilty to a charge of fraud.

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