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President for the First-tier Tribunal, General Regulatory Chamber

Friday, 10 May, 2019
Media Releases

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
Media Releases

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
Media Releases

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
Media Releases

New guidance has been issued by the commercial judges.

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New domestic abuse law training for Scotland’s judiciary

Wednesday, 30 January, 2019
Media Releases

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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‘Compatibility issues’ review report

Friday, 26 October, 2018
Media Releases

Appeals to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (UKSC) should not require certification by the High Court of Justiciary that the issue raises a point of law of general public importance, a review chaired by the Lord Justice General has concluded.

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New Broadcast Protocol

Friday, 26 October, 2018
Media Releases

A new protocol on recording and broadcasting hearings in Scotland’s Supreme Courts, and on tweeting from all courts, has been published.

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Article 50 revocation: Reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union

Thursday, 4 October, 2018
Media Releases

The First Division of the Court of Session, chaired by the Lord President, Lord Carloway, have written to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) requesting a preliminary ruling on whether the UK's decision to leave the European Union can be unilaterally revoked.

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Queen's Counsel Appointments

Friday, 14 September, 2018
Media Releases

Nine new Queen’s Counsel have been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen on the recommendation of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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