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Lawyer warns of ‘huge knock on effects’ of court trials switch

A DECISION by a court authority to centralise sheriff and jury trials will have ‘huge knock effects’, according to a Fort William lawyer.

Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has decided all solemn cases from Fort William and Portree will be heard in Inverness. SCTS told The Oban Times it recognises the importance of justice being carried out locally and the efficient disposal of business within a sheriffdom is a matter for the Sheriff Principal of that jurisdiction.

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