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Tribunal Training In Scotland

DescriptionThe report presents an analysis of the current training needs for chairs and members of Scottish tribunals
ISBN978 0 755978762
Official Print Publication DateMarch 2010
Website Publication DateMarch 26, 2010

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Margaret Ross, Lynda Reid and Sarah Bleichner, School of Law, University of Aberdeen
ISBN 978 0 7559 7876 2 (Web only publication)
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CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

CHAPTER TWO: METHODOLOGY
Design and Methodologies
Tribunal sampling
Approaches to Tribunal Presidents

CHAPTER THREE: TRAINING CONTEXT
Background to this evaluation of tribunal training
The role of the Scottish Committee
The role of Scottish Ministers
Conclusions

CHAPTER FOUR: VIEWS FROM TRIBUNALS
Comments from Presidents
Comments from members and chairs
Analysis of other freetext comments
Conclusions

CHAPTER FIVE: COMPARATIVE CONTEXT FOR TRIBUNAL TRAINING NEEDS AND REFORMS
Academic writing
Role of training in core tribunal skills
Comparator Jurisdictions
Conclusions

CHAPTER SIX: CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Conclusions
Tribunal dynamics
Recommendations

REFERENCES

APPENDIX ONE: LIST OF TRIBUNALS OPERATING IN SCOTLAND BY SUBJECT MATTER, TAKEN FROM SCOTTISH COMMITTEE ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2006-2007 ANNEX D

APPENDIX TWO: QUESTIONNAIRE FOR TRIBUNAL MEMBERS AND CHAIRS

APPENDIX THREE: MEMBERSHIP AND TRAINING BUDGETS OF SAMPLE TRIBUNALS

APPENDIX FOUR: QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES BY PERCENTAGE

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Government Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.