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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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Scottish Tribunals Annual Report 2020-21

Sep 17, 2021

The President of Scottish Tribunals’ fourth Annual Report has now been published.

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Lady Wolffe takes up academic appointments

Sep 8, 2021

Lady Wolffe is to demit office as a Supreme Courts judge and take up two university appointments.

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Queen's Counsel Appointments

Sep 8, 2021

Twelve new Queen’s Counsel have been appointed.

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New sheriffs and summary sheriffs appointed

Aug 13, 2021

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed eighteen sheriffs and fourteen summary sheriffs.

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Lord Matthews appointed to Court of Session

Jul 20, 2021

Lord Matthews has been appointed to the Second Division of the Court of Session, effective from 1 August 2021.

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New temporary judges appointed

Jul 19, 2021

To assist with jury trials in the High Court, eight sheriffs have been appointed by the Scottish Ministers to act as temporary judges from 1 August 2021.

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