The Faculty’s Paul Brown is among six appointments as summary sheriffs, announced by the Judicial Office for Scotland.
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Proposed legislation to give Scottish courts the power to order damages awards to be paid periodically has been hailed by the Faculty as a “long overdue reform”.
The Faculty’s Mark Lazarowicz is Shetland-bound, to take part in two briefings on the implications of Brexit for EU citizens.
Proposals for greater case management of family actions in the sheriff court have been generally endorsed by the Faculty.
New figures reveal that 73,640 civil cases were initiated in Scotland in 2016-17 – the lowest since current statistics began in 2008-09.
Improvements to plans for an opt-out organ donation system have been suggested by the Faculty to MSPs.
A strongly-criticised element of Scottish land law should be replaced, but it will be a very difficult task, the Faculty has suggested.
The Faculty is saddened to have been informed of the death of the retired judge, the Rt Hon the Lord Mackay of Drumadoon. He was 72.
One of the UK’s most prominent human rights lawyers, Kirsty Brimelow, QC, has accepted an invitation to give a talk to the Faculty about the challenges of implementing peace in Colombia.
Family law in Scotland will become less certain and probably more expensive after Brexit, the Faculty believes.