The High Court of Justiciary has approved a new sentencing guideline developed by the Scottish Sentencing Council aimed at increasing public knowledge and understanding of the sentencing process in Scotland. The sentencing process guideline sets out an eight-step guide that courts should follow
Plans to conduct High Court trials using remote jury centres are now underway and the first trials are expected to start at the end of September. Following the recommendation from Lady Dorrian's Restarting Solemn Trials Working Group, the first trials will be based in selected ODEON cinemas and are
The High Court bench that heard the Miller case against prorogation was essentially a constitutional court, formed without any democratic debate, an academic has said. In a letter to The Times, Professor David Campbell, of Lancaster University Law School, said of the court: "However it is styled, th
High Court judges are to be given a salary boost in an attempt to stem the judicial recruitment crisis, The Guardian reports. The move from Justice Secretary David Gauke is meant to plug the gap on the High Court bench, where more than a tenth of posts lie vacant.
The High Court of England and Wales has launched a new judicial assistants (JA) scheme. The role of judicial assistant offers those in the early years of their professional practice a ringside view of the trial process and first instance decision-making from the perspective of the judge, for the mos