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Queen's Counsel 2019

Friday, 15 March, 2019
News

The Lord Justice General invites applications by advocates and solicitor advocates seeking recommendation for appointment as Queen’s Counsel in Scotland.

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First Anniversary Alcohol Court Glasgow

Tuesday, 19 February, 2019
News

The Glasgow Sheriff Court Alcohol Court marks its first anniversary today.

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Judicial Careers Seminars

Friday, 8 February, 2019
News

The Judicial Office for Scotland is pleased to announce that it will be holding two judicial career seminars in February 2019, focusing on the upcoming sheriff and summary sheriff recruitment.

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Information on forthcoming appeals

Friday, 8 February, 2019
News

Enhanced information in relation to upcoming appeal cases in the Court of Session is now available on the Scottish Courts and Tribunals website.

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Lady Smith awarded Honorary Fellowship

Thursday, 31 January, 2019
News

Lady Smith received an Honorary Fellowship from The Academy of Experts in London “in recognition of her contribution and work” for the organisation.

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New domestic abuse law training for Scotland’s judiciary

Wednesday, 30 January, 2019
News

All judges and sheriffs in Scotland will receive specific training on domestic abuse ahead of the introduction of legislation which creates a new offence criminalising physical and psychological abuse of partners or ex-partners.

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New Broadcast Protocol

Tuesday, 23 October, 2018
News

A new protocol launches today on recording and broadcasting hearings in Scotland’s Supreme Courts; and on tweeting from all courts.

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Judicial Work Shadowing Scheme

Monday, 20 August, 2018
News

The head of the Scottish judiciary has launched a new Judicial Work Shadowing Scheme, which gives any qualified solicitor, solicitor-advocate or advocate the opportunity to apply to spend up to three days observing the work of a judicial office holder.

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Sheriff Appeal Court to sit in Glasgow

Monday, 30 July, 2018
News

Scotland’s Sheriff Appeal Court, which normally sits in Edinburgh, will move to Glasgow for two days on Tuesday, 14 and Wednesday, 15 August.

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New Judicial Protocol for cross-border children’s cases

Tuesday, 24 July, 2018
News

Lord Carloway, head of the Scottish judiciary and Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division in England & Wales, have agreed a new judicial protocol which will provide for the direct exchange of information between judges in intra-UK cross-border cases involving children.

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