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Two new shrieval appointments made in Grampian, Highland and Islands

Friday, 31 July, 2015
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Chris Dickson and Olga Pasportnikov have been appointed as sheriffs of Grampian, Highland and Islands, the Scottish Ministers have announced.

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Appointment process for new Lord President begins

Monday, 20 July, 2015
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The process of appointing a new Lord President of the Court of Session has begun now that the First Minister has established a selection panel, the Scottish Government has announced.

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Petition of the Lord Advocate for an order in terms of The Civil Aviation Regulations 1996

Friday, 19 June, 2015
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The Lord Advocate has been granted an order for the cockpit voice and flight data recorder from a Super Puma helicopter which crashed into the North Sea in 2013 to be made available to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and Police Scotland for the purposes of investigating the circumstances of the death of the four passengers whose lives were lost, and whether, and if so against whom, to launch a prosecution.

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Office of Summary Sheriff Vacancies

Wednesday, 17 June, 2015
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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 Summary Sheriff in early May 2016.

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HMA v Andrew Edward Coulson

Wednesday, 3 June, 2015
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At the High Court in Edinburgh on 3 June 2015, Lord Burns acquitted Andrew Coulson of a charge of perjury after sustaining a defence submission of “no case to answer” at the close of the Crown case.

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Scottish Sentencing Council

Monday, 1 June, 2015
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In preparation for the establishment of the Scottish Sentencing Council later this year two Scottish Statutory Instruments have now been laid before the Scottish Parliament and will come into force on 27 June 2015.

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FAI into Glasgow bin lorry incident

Friday, 29 May, 2015
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Sheriff Principal Scott QC has appointed Sheriff John Beckett to replace him on the inquiry which is due to commence on 22 July 2015.

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Valedictory address to the Lord President

Wednesday, 27 May, 2015
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Valedictory tributes have been paid at a ceremony to mark the retirement of the Lord President, the Right Hon Lord Gill.

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Sheriff Appeal Court appointments confirmed

Tuesday, 26 May, 2015
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The Lord President has confirmed the appointment of Sheriff Principal Mhairi Stephen QC as the President of the new Sheriff Appeal Court and Sheriff Principal Craig Scott QC as Vice President.

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Deputy Chair of the Scottish Land Court

Monday, 11 May, 2015
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The Scottish Ministers invite applications from suitably qualified individuals who wish to be considered for appointment as Deputy Chair of the Scottish Land Court.

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