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New Judiciary of Scotland website

Monday, 10 August, 2020
News

A new Judiciary of Scotland website has been launched.

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First jury trial since lockdown

Wednesday, 22 July, 2020
News

The first jury trial in Scotland since lockdown ran smoothly this week making use of digital technology to support a remote jury.

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New Preliminary Hearings Bench Book published

Wednesday, 22 July, 2020
News

Today marks the publication of a new Preliminary Hearings Bench Book written by Lord Matthews and Lord Beckett.

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The end of an era for Inverness castle

Tuesday, 21 July, 2020
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Grampian, Highland and Islands Sheriff Principal Derek Pyle handed over the keys of Inverness castle yesterday, closing the door on more than 180 years as the sheriff courthouse for Inverness.

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Lord Braid installed as new judge

Tuesday, 23 June, 2020
News

Peter Braid was today, 23 June 2020, installed as a senator of the College of Justice at a ceremony held in Parliament House, Edinburgh, where social distancing was observed.

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The Future of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals

Thursday, 18 June, 2020
News

The Lord President, Lord Carloway, today issued a statement on the impact of the Coronavirus situation upon Scotland's courts and tribunals.

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First Scottish virtual civil proof

Friday, 12 June, 2020
News

The first Scottish virtual civil proof hearing involving evidence from witnesses is to be held on Monday (15 June 2020).

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Sumburgh FAI procedural hearing

Wednesday, 3 June, 2020
News

The Sumburgh Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) into the crash of a helicopter near Shetland is to be heard remotely.

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Public access to High Court appeal cases

Tuesday, 12 May, 2020
News

Virtual cases calling in the High Court of Appeal can now be accessed by the public.

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Jury trials working group

Monday, 11 May, 2020
News

The Lord Justice General, Lord Carloway, has today (12 May) established a short-term working group, led by the Lord Justice Clerk, Lady Dorrian, to consider the practicalities of recommencing trials by jury as and when public health guidelines permit such a move.

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