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 […]
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 web site at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/09/29130637/0
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.
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. […]