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Sheriff suspension lifted following case settlement
Following the extrajudicial settlement of the Heather Capital action in which part-time sheriff Peter Watson was named as one of the defenders, the Lord President has lifted the suspension imposed upon him in terms of s 34 of the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008.
Sheriff Watson will resume part-time judicial duties with effect from 12 July 2018.
Sheriff Watson was suspended from the office of part-time sheriff on 16 February 2015, in terms of s 34.