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New resource on Restarting Solemn Trials

Nov 16, 2020

The Judicial Institute has published a new resource to support judges conducting jury trials using remote centres, which may also be useful for practitioners.

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New guidance will help tackle court backlog

Nov 11, 2020

The Lord Justice General, Lord Carloway, today issued a Practice Note aimed at reducing the current summary case backlog, whilst ensuring physical distancing, in the sheriff courts.

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LP delivers the Lord Rodger Memorial lecture

Oct 29, 2020

The Lord President, Lord Carloway, delivered the Lord Rodger Memorial Lecture today on Constitutional Principle and the Rule of Law.

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South Scotland success in cutting backlog

Oct 19, 2020

A judge-led initiative in courts across the South of Scotland is proving successful in reducing the backlog of summary court cases caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Opening of the Legal Year

Sep 28, 2020

An unusual Opening of the Legal Year ceremony was held today in Parliament House.

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Glasgow Tribunals Centre

Appointment of Employment Judges

Sep 18, 2020

Following a fair and open recruitment process the Lord President, Lord Carloway, has made 13 new appointments to the panel of judges of Employment Tribunals (Scotland).

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Summary Sheriffs Appointed

Sep 17, 2020

Two summary sheriffs have been appointed to a role created as part of major reform of Scotland’s courts.

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Queen's Counsel Appointments

Sep 15, 2020

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

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Sheriff Principal Murray

New appointments to Sheriff Appeal Court

Sep 3, 2020

A new Vice President and 4 new sheriffs have been appointed to the Sheriff Appeal Court.

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Prisoner fails in bid for conduct assessment

Sep 2, 2020

Lord Braid has ruled that a prisoner serving an OLR has failed to compel Scottish Ministers to carry out a “community facing risk assessment” to increase his chances of release.

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Glasgow Sheriff Court

New sheriffs and summary sheriffs appointed

Aug 28, 2020

A number of new sheriffs and summary sheriffs have been appointed.

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Lady Smith is stepping down as Tribunals President

Aug 21, 2020

After six years as President of the Scottish Tribunals, Lady Smith is stepping down from the role.

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Scottish Public Law Speech

Aug 21, 2020

The Lord President, Lord Carloway, delivered a key note speech yesterday at a Scottish Public Law Group webinar.

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Remote jury centres announced

Aug 14, 2020

The Lord Justice General, Lord Carloway, announced today that jury centres will be established outwith the court estate.

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JI NEWS

Restarting Jury Trials: Information for Practitioners

Aug 11, 2020

The Judicial Institute for Scotland has published a new resource to aid practitioners appearing or instructing in solemn trials in the High Court from July 2020.

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New website launched

Aug 10, 2020

A new Judiciary of Scotland website has been launched.

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New Preliminary Hearings Bench Book published

Jul 23, 2020

Today marks the publication of a new Preliminary Hearings Bench Book.

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High Court of Justiciary Edinburgh

First jury trial since lockdown

Jul 23, 2020

The first jury trial in Scotland since lockdown ran smoothly this week making use of digital technology to support a remote jury.

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Inverness Castle hand-over Sheriff Principal Pyle

The end of an era for Inverness castle

Jul 21, 2020

GH&I Sheriff Principal Derek Pyle handed over the keys of Inverness castle yesterday, closing the door on more than 180 years as the sheriff courthouse for Inverness.

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High Court of Justiciary Edinburgh

High Court trials to restart in new format

Jul 17, 2020

High Court trials will restart on 20 July in Edinburgh and 21 July in Glasgow in new formats designed to ensure a safe and secure process for all involved.

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