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Lady Dorrian installed as new Lord Justice Clerk

Wednesday, 27 April, 2016
News

The Right Hon. Lady Dorrian has been installed as the most senior female judge in Scottish history at a ceremony held in Parliament House.

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Appointment of Lord Justice Clerk

Wednesday, 13 April, 2016
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Her Majesty the Queen, on the nomination of the First Minister, has appointed the Rt. Hon Lady Dorrian as Lord Justice Clerk.

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Office of Sheriff Principal

Tuesday, 5 April, 2016
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The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland invites applications from suitably qualified individuals who wish to be considered for appointment to the office of Sheriff Principal in the Sheriffdom of Glasgow and Strathkelvin from 1st September 2016.

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Summary Sheriffs

Friday, 1 April, 2016
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Summary sheriffs will sit in Scotland’s sheriff courts for the first time today, 1 April 2016, as part of reforms to the Scottish court system.

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The Hon. Lord Jones

Monday, 14 March, 2016
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It is with great sadness that the Lord President has learned of the untimely death of Lord Jones. Although appointed to the bench relatively recently, his contribution was a substantial one, most recently in the Commercial Court. The care which he took over the preparation of his judgments in complex litigation was a particular feature of his work. He will be sadly missed by all of his colleagues in Parliament House and beyond. Our thoughts are with his wife Fiona and family at this time.

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Appointment of Queen's Counsel 2016

Friday, 4 March, 2016
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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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Summary Sheriffs

Friday, 5 February, 2016
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The first appointments to the newly created judicial office of summary sheriff have been announced by the Scottish Government.

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Lord Justice Clerk appointment process begins

Monday, 25 January, 2016
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The Scottish Government has announced that the process of appointing Scotland’s second most senior judicial office is under way, now that the First Minister has established a selection panel to make recommendations for a new Lord Justice Clerk.

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Ceremony of installation of the Lord President and Lord Justice General

Friday, 8 January, 2016
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The Right Honourable Lord Carloway has been installed as the new Lord Justice General and Lord President of the Court of Session.

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Sheriff Appeal Court

Friday, 8 January, 2016
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Scotland’s new Sheriff Appeal Court will now hear civil appeals from sheriff courts, after its jurisdiction in civil cases came into effect this week.

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