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Summaries of Court Opinions

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In certain cases the judgment reached by the court may be of public interest or have wider implications beyond the parties involved. In these cases a summary of the court’s opinion will be produced and published along with a link to the full opinion. The summary provides a short explanation of the decision, the main points that it raises and will give an indication of any further proceedings that may be required. 

You can search judgments and opinions for individual cases on the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service’s website. Please note that only in cases where there is a significant point of law or particular public interest will the opinions be published.

New Broadcast Protocol

Friday, 26 October, 2018
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A new protocol on recording and broadcasting hearings in Scotland’s Supreme Courts, and on tweeting from all courts, has been published.

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Article 50 revocation: Reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union

Thursday, 4 October, 2018
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The First Division of the Court of Session, chaired by the Lord President, Lord Carloway, have written to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) requesting a preliminary ruling on whether the UK's decision to leave the European Union can be unilaterally revoked.

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Queen's Counsel Appointments

Friday, 14 September, 2018
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Nine new Queen’s Counsel have been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen on the recommendation of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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Scottish Tribunals Annual Report

Friday, 7 September, 2018
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The Lord President has published the President of Scottish Tribunals’ first Annual Report.

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Appointment of Summary Sheriffs

Tuesday, 4 September, 2018
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Six new summary sheriffs have been appointed, the Judicial Office for Scotland has announced.

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