Walker report on ‘Final Appellate Jurisdiction in Scotland’

Neil Walker, Regius Professor of the Law of Nature and Nations at the University of Edinburgh, has now completed his review of ‘final appellate jurisdiction in Scotland’.  This was commissioned by the Scottish Justice Secretary following the establishment of the UK Supreme Court, with a jurisdiction that includes many appeals but not all appeals from Scotland – criminal appeals being the notable exclusion.

Walker concludes that reform of the judicial relations between the various jurisdictions of the UK is called for, and argues that short of independence what is needed is a ‘quasi-federal’ supreme court.

It’s a lengthy report (188 pages), available here.  The press notice for its publication is here.

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  1. Pingback: The Cadder case and legal advice for suspects in Scotland « Devolution Matters

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