|Act of Parliament|
|Long title||An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about the judiciary and the courts; to establish the Scottish Court Service; and for connected purposes.|
|Citation||2008 asp 6|
|Introduced by||Kenny MacAskill|
|Royal assent||29 October 2008|
|History of passage through Parliament|
|Text of statute as originally enacted|
|Revised text of statute as amended|
|Text of the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk.|
The Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 is an Act of the Scottish Parliament passed in October 2008 to reform the courts of Scotland, to give statutory force to judicial independence, and to establish the Lord President of the Court of Session as Head of the Judiciary of Scotland.
Judicial independence is enshrined by Section 1 of the Act, which stipulates specific duties to uphold judicial independence on:
All of those specified are barred from using any form of special access to influence the judgements or decisions made by the judiciary of Scotland.