Judicial appointments



Lord Matthews appointed to Inner House

Lord Matthews has been appointed to the Second Division of the Inner House of the Court of Session, effective from 1 August 2021.

Published 21 July 2021

England: Judicial Appointments Commission is ‘rotten to the core’

Judges are seeking an investigation into the “discriminatory, unfair and unlawful” judicial appointment system amid claims of bullying and racism, The Times reports.

Published 20 May 2021

New sheriffs and summary sheriffs appointed

A number of new sheriffs and summary sheriffs have been appointed.

Published 31 August 2020

Hong Kong: Proposed law would give chief executive power to appoint judges

The chief executive of Hong Kong would be able to appoint judges to hear national security cases under a law proposed by Beijing, The Times reports.

Published 22 June 2020