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First steps in re-starting jury trials

Monday, 25 May, 2020
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The Lord Justice Clerk, Lady Dorrian, today set out the first steps to restart jury trials in Scotland. Lady Dorrian, who is leading a Working Group with representatives from across the justice sector, has announced that planning is under way for an initial number of High Court jury trials to take place in July.

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Tayside Commercial Court to expand

Thursday, 30 April, 2020
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Following the success of the Tayside Commercial Court, it is to expand to cover the whole Tayside, Central and Fife Sheriffdom.

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First virtual court hearing in Scotland

Tuesday, 21 April, 2020
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The first virtual court hearing in Scotland in response to the coronavirus situation was successfully held today.

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NHS Trust Appeal - repayment of tax

Thursday, 9 April, 2020
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An Appeal by an NHS Trust to recover £929,875 overpaid tax between 1974–1997 has been referred back to the First Tier Tribunal.

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LJG response to Coronavirus Bill

Tuesday, 31 March, 2020
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The Lord Justice General has made a statement in response to the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill introduced in the Scottish Parliament today.

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Seven summary sheriffs appointed

Tuesday, 24 September, 2019
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Seven new summary sheriffs have been appointed to the judicial office created as part of major reform of Scotland’s courts.

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Queen's Counsel Appointments 2019

Wednesday, 18 September, 2019
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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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New Sheriffs appointed

Thursday, 29 August, 2019
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New sheriffs have been appointed to serve the sheriffdoms of Glasgow & Strathkelvin, Grampian, Highland and Islands, North Strathclyde, South Strathclyde, Dumfries & Galloway and Tayside, Central & Fife.

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Scottish Tribunals Annual Report 2018-19

Friday, 26 July, 2019
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The Lord President has published the President of Scottish Tribunals’ second Annual Report.

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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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