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Lord President announces his intention to retire in 2025

Jun 4, 2024

The Lord President has written to His Majesty King Charles III to inform the King of his intention to retire in early 2025. Lord Carloway has also written to the UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and the First Minister of Scotland John Swinney to notify them of his decision.

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Senator Appointments 2024

May 23, 2024

His Majesty the King, on the recommendation of First Minister, has appointed Sheriff Andrew Cubie, Kirsty Hood KC, Ronaldo Renucci KC and Morag Ross KC as Senators of the College of Justice. They will take up appointment on 17th June 2024.

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Appointments made to the Social Security Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland

May 17, 2024

The Scottish Ministers have appointed 128 members to the Social Security Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland.

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Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee visit

May 13, 2024

The Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committtee of the Scottish Parliament visited the Court of Session on Tuesday 16 April.

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New Temporary Judge Appointed

May 9, 2024

The Sheriff Principal of Glasgow and Strathkelvin, Aisha Anwar, has been appointed by the Scottish Ministers to act as a temporary judge.

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New First Minister sworn in at the Court of Session

May 8, 2024

John Swinney was sworn in by the Lord President as Scotland’s seventh First Minister and Keeper of the Scottish Seal, at the Court of Session this morning.

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New Summary Sheriffs appointed

Mar 27, 2024

Serving Glasgow and Strathkelvin; Lothian and Borders; North Strathclyde; South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway; and Tayside, Central and Fife Sheriffdoms.

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King's Counsel title removed

Mar 15, 2024

Title removed due to conviction.

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Appointment of King's Counsel 2024

Mar 5, 2024

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

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Nominations for the award of Honorary King’s Counsel 2024

Mar 5, 2024

The Lord Justice General invites nominations for the award of Honorary King’s Counsel in Scotland.

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The Role of a Sheriff - Virtual Event

Feb 22, 2024

On Monday 4th March, the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland (JABS) will launch a recruitment round through which we will be seeking to make recommendations to the Office of Sheriff in Scotland.

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Employment Tribunal (Scotland) New Judges Appointed

Feb 12, 2024

The Lord President, Lord Carloway, has made three new appointments as salaried Employment Judges.

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New Temporary Judges Appointed

Jan 31, 2024

To assist with jury trials in the High Court, the following sheriffs have been appointed by the Scottish Ministers to act as temporary judges:

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New Sheriffs Appointed to the Sheriff Appeal Court

Dec 21, 2023

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New Sheriffs Appointed

Nov 27, 2023

Serving Glasgow & Strathkelvin, Lothian & Borders, North Strathclyde and Tayside, Central & Fife Sheriffdoms.

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Vacancies - Office of Senator of the College of Justice

Nov 20, 2023

The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland (JABS) invites applications from suitably qualified individuals who wish to be considered for appointment to the Office of Senator of the College of Justice.

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Lady Angiolini becomes first female to be sworn in as Lord Clerk Register

Oct 26, 2023

Lady Elish Angiolini, L.T. was today sworn in as the new Lord Clerk Register of Scotland by the Lord President at a ceremony held in Parliament House.

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Criminal Courts Rules Council Appeal Sheriff vacancy

Oct 20, 2023

A vacancy has arisen for an Appeal Sheriff member of the Criminal Courts Rules Council.

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Legally qualified member - The Scottish Land Court and Lands Tribunal for Scotland

Oct 16, 2023

The Scottish Ministers are inviting applications from suitably qualified individuals who wish to be considered for appointment as a legally qualified member of the Scottish Land Court.

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Opening of the Legal Year 2023-24

Sep 25, 2023

The Lord President, Lord Carloway, introduced the opening of the legal year today at a ceremony in Court 1 at Parliament House.

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