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Latest news on The Court of Session, the supreme civil court of Scotland. It is located in Edinburgh and is presided over by the Lord President, the country's most senior judge. The court is divided into two parts: the Outer House, which hears civil cases at first instance, and the Inner House, which serves as the appeal court. The Inner House is divided into the First Division, which is chaired by the Lord President, and the Second Division, which is chaired by the Lord Justice Clerk. Cases in the Inner House can be appealed to the UK Supreme Court with permission. The Court of Session has jurisdiction over a wide range of civil cases, including those involving contracts, damages, and property rights. It plays a vital role in ensuring the fair and just resolution of civil disputes in Scotland.

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