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Role and Remit

The role of the Board is to recommend to the Scottish Ministers individuals for appointment to judicial offices within the Board's remit and to provide advice to Scottish Ministers in connection with such recommendations.

The Board is responsible for recommending individuals suitable for appointment to the following judicial offices:

Court

  • Senator of the College of Justice
  • Chair of the Scottish Land Court
  • Sheriff Principal
  • Part-time Sheriff
  • Summary Sheriff
  • Temporary Judge, except in cases where the individual to be appointed already holds or has held one of the following offices:
    • Judge of the European Court
    • Judge of the European Court of Human Rights
    • Chair of the Scottish Land Court
    • Sheriff Principal
    • Sheriff

Scottish Tribunals

  • Vice-President of the Upper Tribunal
  • Chamber President in the First-tier Tribunal
  • Deputy Chamber President in the First-tier Tribunal
  • Ordinary member or legal member of the First-tier Tribunal or the Upper Tribunal

The Scottish Ministers may specify other judicial offices to come within the Board's remit but can only do so by laying a Scottish Statutory Instrument before the Scottish Parliament.

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