The Inner House User Group (IHUG) was established in March 2013, under the chair of Lord Menzies, following the successful conclusion of the Inner House Reforms Implementation Group.
IHUG is “an informal forum, to exchange views, and flag problems that may arise in relation to practices and procedures of the Inner House”.
IHUG meets quarterly, and current membership is Lord Menzies, chair; Gordon Keyden, Simpson & Marwick; David McIntosh, Balfour & Manson; Alison Grant, DWF Biggart Baillie; James Mure QC; Jonathan Barne, advocate; Frances Beck, Scottish Government Legal Division; Joy Atterbury, Central Legal Office, NHS; Catriona Whyte, SLAB; Gillian Prentice, Deputy Principal Clerk of Session; Elaine Dickson, Inner House Clerk; Robert Jenkins, Inner House Clerk.
Secretariat is provided by Yvonne Anderson, depute in charge of the Offices of Court.
There has been discussion about the content of Practice Note 3 of 2011. It is noted that there is a high level of non-compliance and that improved awareness of the practice note is required. The group is currently taking steps to raise awareness, and refers in particular to comments made by the bench in recent opinions, Thomson v The Scottish Ministers  CSIH 63 and Tortolano v Ogilvie Construction Ltd  CSIH 10.
Should you wish to raise a matter with IHUG, you may do so in writing through the appropriate member or the secretary.
In this issue
- Scotland: a patently obvious choice?
- Bringing order to family law
- Third party rights: behind the times
- Judicial review: closer to the surface
- A time for talent spotting
- Fixing fixed equipment (full version)
- Reading for pleasure
- Opinion column: Charles Ferguson
- Book reviews
- President's column
- Moving up the gears
- Justice redefined
- Sep rep: decision time
- Petrodel: could it happen here?
- Clicks forward
- Cover lines
- Family time
- Fixing fixed equipment
- Rights undone
- Directors: not in name only
- Not quite joined up
- Heritage disowned
- Time to start growing your own?
- Are you keen to be mentored?
- LBTT: in with the new
- How not to win business: a guide for professionals
- Ask Ash
- Forum is place to flag up problems
- Scottish Barony Register fee rise
- From the Brussels office
- Law reform roundup
- Diary of an innocent in-houser