Chapter

The Lords of Session

John Finlay

in The Community of the College of Justice

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780748645770
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780748676545 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645770.003.0004
The Lords of Session

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In this chapter the judges in the Court of Session are considered as a group. The process of appointment is outlined, as is the important role played by the president of the court. Attention is given to the backgrounds of the judges, who were drawn from across the country, and the make-up of the court. The effectiveness of the court, given its personnel, is considered.

Keywords: Lords of session; Lord President; Advocates; Litigation; Corruption; Precedence; Retirement

Chapter.  13327 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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