Session Cases


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The Session Cases as published for the Scottish Council of Law Reporting, with full archive of all divisions from 1821. The Session Cases are "the most authoritative reports" and where a case has been reported in the Session Cases it should be cited from that source.

The Session Cases cover decisions from the Court of Session, High Court of Justiciary and the House of Lords in London, among others.

The supreme civil court, the Court of Session, is divided into two branches. The Outer House hears civil cases of first instance. The Inner House, itself divided into two divisions, reviews the decisions of the Outer House and other inferior courts. Appeals from the Court of Session lie to the House of Lords in London.

The High Court of Justiciary is Scotland's supreme criminal court.

Other tribunals and courts of special jurisdiction include: the Employment Appeal Tribunal, Land Valuation Court, Scottish Land Court, Land Tribunal for Scotland, and Court of Lord Lyon (heraldry - disputes as to the right to bear coats of arms).

Sessions source comprised of following:

Sessions (1906 – present)
Fraser (1898 – 1905)
Rettie (1873 – 1897)
Macpherson (1862 – 1872)
Dunlop (1838 – 1861)
Shaw (1821 – 1837)