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Judge Susan Walker to be appointed as President of the Employment Tribunal (Scotland)

May 27, 2022

Following intimation of the upcoming retirement of Judge Shona Simon, President of the Employment Tribunals (Scotland), a recruitment exercise was conducted to select a successor. Judge Susan Walker, current Vice President of the Employment Tribunal (Scotland) was recommended to the Lord President by the panel and will be appointed to the role of President of Employment Tribunals (Scotland) with effect from 16 July 2022.

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Judicial Institute publishes recovery plan

May 25, 2022

The Judicial Institute has published a Recovery Plan setting out its strategy for 2022/23 as it continues to support justice in Scotland through the provision of the highest standard of judicial training and education.

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New senators installed at ceremonies in Parliament House

May 18, 2022

Five new senators of the College of Justice have been installed at individual ceremonies in Parliament House, Edinburgh.

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New judges appointed

May 4, 2022

Five new senators (senior judges) have been appointed to the College of Justice.

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Sheriff principal appointed

Apr 28, 2022

Nigel Ross has been appointed as the sheriff principal of the Lothian and Borders Sheriffdom.

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New President and Vice-President of the Sheriff Appeal Court appointed

Apr 21, 2022

Following the upcoming retirements of Sheriff Principal Mhairi Stephen and Sheriff Principal Duncan Murray, the Lord President has appointed Sheriff Principal Marysia Lewis as President of the Sheriff Appeal Court and Sheriff Principal Craig Turnbull as Vice-President

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Lady Dorrian & Lord Woolman announced as RSE Fellows

Mar 22, 2022

Lady Dorrian and Lord Woolman have been elected as new Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).

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Appointment of Queen's Counsel 2022

Mar 18, 2022

The Lord Justice General invites applications by advocates and solicitor advocates seeking recommendation for appointment as Queen’s Counsel in Scotland.

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President Employment Tribunal applications

Mar 14, 2022

Applications are invited by 11 April for the post of President of Employment Tribunals (Scotland).

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Sheriff Pino Di Emidio appointed as Director of the Judicial Institute

Feb 17, 2022

The Lord President has appointed Sheriff Pino Di Emidio as Director of the Judicial Institute for Scotland. Sheriff Di Emidio will take up the post on 1 April 2022 for a period of three years.

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New temporary President of Local Taxation Chamber assigned

Jan 24, 2022

Jacqui Taylor has been assigned temporary president of the newly created Local Taxation Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland.

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New Sheriffs Appointed

Jan 21, 2022

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Regulation of the Legal Professions

Jan 10, 2022

The response of the senior Scottish judiciary to the Government’s consultation on Legal Services Regulation Reform has now been published.

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New Part-time Sheriffs and Part-time Summary Sheriffs appointed

Jan 6, 2022

Scottish Ministers have appointed fifteen part-time sheriffs and seventeen part-time summary sheriffs.

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Three judges appointed to the Inner House

Dec 7, 2021

Lord Tyre, Lord Boyd and Lady Wise have been appointed to the First Division of the Inner House of the Court of Session and will take up their appointment from 5 January 2022.

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French Liaison Judge

Nov 30, 2021

The French liaison judge is in Edinburgh on a three-day visit to become better acquainted with the Scottish justice system.

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Sheriffs in NI to discuss problem-solving courts

Nov 23, 2021

Three sheriffs are to travel to Belfast next week to share their experience of the Glasgow problem solving courts with representatives from the Northern Irish justice system.

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Court live streams case for first time

Nov 16, 2021

For the first time, an appeal hearing is to be live-streamed by the Court of Session.

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Judicial Institute Annual Report

Sep 30, 2021

The Judicial Institute for Scotland has today published its Annual Report for the period from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

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Opening of the Legal Year

Sep 27, 2021

The Lord President, Lord Carloway, introduced the opening of the legal year today in a physically distanced ceremony held at Parliament House.

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