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Latest News

  • New sentencing videos

    Jul 13, 2017

    The Scottish Sentencing Council has added a new series of introductory videos to its website.
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  • Justice Vision and Priorities

    Jul 11, 2017

    Today, Scottish Government published the new Justice Vision and Priorities and accompanying 2017-18 Delivery Plan. Through the Chief Executive’s membership of the Justice Board, SCTS is part of this shared vision and the collective commitment to seven key priorities that Government and the Justice Board are working together to address.
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  • Scottish Civil Justice Council Annual Report published

    Jun 19, 2017

    The Scottish Civil Justice Council has published its fourth Annual Report outlining its achievements, accounts and a summary of the rules prepared during the year.
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Service Standards

There are new standards of service for victims and witnesses involved in court cases. The SCTS  is committed to providing high-quality services and are holders of the CSE award - Customer Service Excellence. If our service falls below these standards or you  would like to make a complaint, please tell us.  Our complaints procedure shows how to make a complaint and what you can expect from us. You can download a PDF copy of the complaints procedure here.

Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

The Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 heralds the most significant changes to Scotland’s civil justice system in generations and continues the programme of reform of Scotland’s courts implementing many of the recommendations of the Scottish Civil Courts Review, led by principal reviewer Lord Gill, commissioned in 2007. More information is available on the new All-Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court and the Sheriff Appeal Court.

 


Reforming the Summary Criminal Court Process

A New Model for Summary Criminal Court Procedure” published in February 2017.   This paper proposes a new core model for summary court procedure which places digital technology and strong case management at the heart of the process.

Evidence and Procedure Review

New Simple Procedure

Simple Procedure replaces the current small claims procedure and part of the summary cause procedure.  It is a court process designed to provide a speedy, inexpensive and informal way to resolve disputes where the monetary value does not exceed £5,000.
 
If you would like read more please click HERE

 

 

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