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Lady Rae awarded Honorary Doctorate of Laws

Friday, 5 July, 2019
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Lady Rae has been awarded an honorary degree from the University of Glasgow in recognition of her contribution to Scottish law. She received her Honorary Doctorate of Laws at a ceremony on 27 June 2019.

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Reforms to how evidence is taken

Tuesday, 25 June, 2019
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Scotland has made considerable progress in improving the outlook for child and vulnerable witnesses giving evidence in our courts, leading judge Lord Matthews told a conference of legal practitioners from around the world in Nottingham last week.

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OBE for Sheriff

Friday, 21 June, 2019
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Sheriff Iona Sara McDonald has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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Lord Boyd appointed to Investigatory Powers Tribunal

Wednesday, 12 June, 2019
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The Rt. Hon. Lord Boyd of Duncansby has been appointed as Vice President of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal.

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Judicial Institute strategic plan

Thursday, 30 May, 2019
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The Judicial Institute for Scotland has published its strategic plan for the first time.

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President for the First-tier Tribunal, General Regulatory Chamber

Friday, 10 May, 2019
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Alexander Green has been appointed as the President of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland, General Regulatory Chamber.

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Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Bill

Thursday, 9 May, 2019
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The Lord Justice Clerk, Lady Dorrian, has welcomed the passage of the Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Bill in the Scottish Parliament.

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Joanne Murray v Amanda Donaldson

Thursday, 4 April, 2019
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Following a civil proof at Airdrie Sheriff Court, Sheriff Derek O’Carroll has ruled that the defender (Amanda Donaldson) is liable to repay £18,734 to the pursuer (Joanne Murray), as a result of the defender’s fraudulent misrepresentation, including £1,160 (cash withdrawals), £9,832 (point-of-sale purchases) and £7,742 (foreign currency). The following is a summary of Sheriff O’Carroll’s judgment.

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Information on forthcoming appeals

Friday, 8 February, 2019
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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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New guidance issued by commercial judges

Thursday, 31 January, 2019
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New guidance has been issued by the commercial judges.

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