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Judicial responsibility for Scottish Tribunals

Thursday, 1 December, 2016
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The training, welfare and conduct of members of the Scottish Housing and Property Tribunals are now the responsibility of Scotland’s most senior judge, under changes to Scotland’s justice system which come into effect today, 1 December 2016.

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Court of Session Term Dates Direction – changes for Legal Year 2017/18

Monday, 26 September, 2016
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A new Direction issued by the Lord President, which sets out the sitting days for the Court of Session for the Legal Years 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20, introduces a significant change, of which legal practitioners and others will wish to be aware.

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New Vice President to Sheriff Appeal Court appointed

Thursday, 14 July, 2016
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The Lord President has now confirmed the appointment of Sheriff Principal Abercrombie, QC, as the new Vice President to the Sheriff Appeal Court.

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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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Her Majesty's Advocate v Craig Whyte and others

Friday, 29 January, 2016
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The continued preliminary hearing in the case of Her Majesty’s Advocate v Craig Whyte and others, assigned for Monday 1 February 2016, has been discharged. A new diet has been assigned and the case will now call at 10am on Tuesday 2 February 2016 at the High Court of Justiciary at Edinburgh.

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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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New Lord President appointed

Friday, 18 December, 2015
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The Right Honourable Lord Carloway has been appointed as the new Lord President of the Court of Session.

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Morrison and others v Alistair Carmichael MP and another

Tuesday, 8 December, 2015
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The Election Court’s determination in the petition of Timothy Morrison and others against Alistair Carmichael MP will be published at 12 noon on Wednesday 9 December. A summary will be issued at 10.30am.

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Alexander Pacteau v Her Majesty's Advocate

Wednesday, 2 December, 2015
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Operational Note:

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Charles Alexander Green v Rangers International Football Club plc

Thursday, 26 November, 2015
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Charles Green, the former chief executive of Rangers International Football Club plc who claimed that the company were contractually obliged to pay the costs of his defence to criminal proceedings brought against him, has had his action dismissed by a judge in the Court of Session.

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