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Delegation of a custody appearance by an appointed solicitor to a solicitor outside the firm.

With immediate effect, and for the duration of the Covid-19 consolidation of custody appearances in a reduced number of courts, we will consider the government instructions on social distancing and virus control to be a "good reason" for delegation of a custody appearance by an appointed solicitor to a solicitor outside the firm. Full [...]

By |2020-04-03T16:24:00+00:00April 3rd, 2020|news|Comments Off on Delegation of a custody appearance by an appointed solicitor to a solicitor outside the firm.

Catering facilities at Glasgow Sheriff Court

WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT. There will be no service provided by Baxter Storey throughout Glasgow Sheriff Court until further notice. This includes the replenishment of Vending Machines.

By |2020-04-03T15:53:55+00:00April 3rd, 2020|news|Comments Off on Catering facilities at Glasgow Sheriff Court

Our scheduled committee meeting on Monday 6th April shall have only 1 Agenda Item and that shall be:- “Discussions on Government proposals in relation to Jury Trials”……

.....when the committee will be discussing alternative suggestion which have to be lodged for later in April – If you have any suggestions you would like brought to the table – please reply to me so I can collate for the meeting. We shall then have a further meeting next week to discuss general [...]

By |2020-04-02T16:53:33+00:00April 2nd, 2020|news|Comments Off on Our scheduled committee meeting on Monday 6th April shall have only 1 Agenda Item and that shall be:- “Discussions on Government proposals in relation to Jury Trials”……

Further Statement in relation to the Scottish Government’s Proposed Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill

The President of the Association addressed the issues in relation to the Bill with regards to Criminal Matters yesterday:- Response to Plans to suspend Jury trials In relation to certain other  matters of the proposed bill the GBA further commented:- Overview in relation to the Bill

By |2020-04-01T14:27:11+00:00April 1st, 2020|news|Comments Off on Further Statement in relation to the Scottish Government’s Proposed Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill

In response to plans to suspend jury trials in Scotland the President of the GBA has stated

“Trial by jury is one of the great principles of our Scottish justice system. It has stood the test of time for hundreds of years through good times and bad.  Now with almost zero consultation this is to be abandoned for up to 18months.  This is not something which should be rushed into.  There [...]

By |2020-03-31T15:53:46+00:00March 31st, 2020|news|Comments Off on In response to plans to suspend jury trials in Scotland the President of the GBA has stated