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The Community of the College of JusticeEdinburgh and the Court of Session, 1687 –1808$
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John Finlay

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780748645770

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645770.001.0001

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The Lords of Session

The Lords of Session

(p.92) 4 The Lords of Session
The Community of the College of Justice

John Finlay

Edinburgh University Press

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

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