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  • Improving the Management of Sexual Offence Cases Mar 20, 2019

    A judicially led review group will take a fresh look at how sexual offences cases are conducted by courts and ask the question is there a better way these cases can be dealt with to improve the experiences of all the participants in the interest of justice? Read more ...
  • Refurbishment works begin at Peterhead Mar 13, 2019

    The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has started work to replace the roof and upgrade the façade of Peterhead Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Court. Read more ...
  • Scottish Apprenticeship Week Mar 07, 2019

    Cabinet Secretary for Justice Mr Humza Yousaf MSP met with apprentices from the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) today, as part of Skills Development Scotland Scottish Apprenticeship Week. Read more ...
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SCTS has produced an information film which shows the different stages of the jury experience.  Watch the  juror information film Juror film

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.
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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.
Read more on Simple Procedure

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