Lord President 1989-1996: Lord Hope's Diaries

Lord President 1989-1996: Lord Hope's Diaries
Lord President 1989-1996: Lord Hope's Diaries
Hope, Lord
9781904968917
23/07/2018
1
£25.00
Hb
Avizandum Publishing Ltd

This book, the third in the series, deals with David Hope’s term of office as Lord President of the Court of Session. Much of his time was taken up with hearing appeals and writing judgments, but he had many other duties to perform as head of the Court. Within a few months of taking up office he had to find a way of suppressing false but persistent rumours about ‘Gay Judges’. His attempts to respond positively to pressures for reform were not always successful, but he introduced a scheme for the filming of criminal trials and settled the rules for the introduction of solicitor advocates to the supreme courts. He attended judicial conferences at home and overseas, visited many prisons in his capacity as Lord Justice General, and played a leading role in the State visit to Scotland of the King of Norway. The circumstances that led to his appointment as a Lord of Appeal in the House of Lords are described, as is the installation of Scotland’s first woman High Court judge.

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