Assisting Justices of the Peace in performing their judicial duties


2008 Executive Elections

SJA Executive Committee Elections 2008   The following representatives were elected   Glasgow and Strathkelvin Andy Leven            3 years Susan Brown          2 years   Grampian Highlands & Islands J Allan Clasper        3 years Rodger Neilson       2 years Susan Kirkwood     1 year   Lothian & Borders Graham W Coe        3 years A Philip Murray        2 years Irene Kitson              1 year   North Strathclyde David […]

JP Expenses consultation

Consultation on the appropriate rates to use when paying JPs expenses for carrying out their duties This consultation can now be downloaded from the Scottish Government replica Rolex website at:

Communications Committee 4 Sep 2008

The SJA Communications Committee held their fifth meeting on 2 September 2008 when the main discussion centred on the consultation paper issued on the subject of Judicial Ethics. The procedure to be followed when a justice wishes to stand down was also discussed.

Guidelines for JPs

On 22 August 2008, the Lord Justice General issued a Practice Note which applies to all judges. This note states that the fact that a sentence was discounted and the sentence that would otherwise have been imposed, but for the operation of section 196 of the 1995 Act, should be recorded in the court minutes.   […]