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  • Digital Summary Criminal Court Procedure Recommended in New Model

    Feb 28, 2017
    An ambitious new model for summary criminal court procedure may vastly reduce the number of court hearings, reduce court ‘churn’ and limit the numbers of witnesses required to appear.
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  • First court Listening Service in Scotland

    Feb 27, 2017
    The first court Listening Service in Scotland – intended to help people who may be upset or uncertain about attending a court – has been launched at Edinburgh Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Court.
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  • Fine dodge footballer pays up after wages arrested

    Feb 23, 2017
    A Scottish Premiership footballer who repeatedly failed to settle a fine imposed for a road offence had to pay up after having his wages arrested.
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  • New Tayside Commercial Court

    Feb 21, 2017
    A new court dedicated to dealing with commercial disputes is to be established in Tayside, it will sit in Dundee, Forfar and Perth Sheriff Courts.
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  • Forthcoming changes to the Scottish Tax Tribunals

    Feb 06, 2017
    From 24th April, 2017 the existing First–tier Tax Tribunal for Scotland, will be abolished and its functions and members will be transferred to a Tax Chamber. The Chamber will sit within the newly-established First-tier Tribunal for Scotland. At the same time the Upper Tax Tribunal will also be abolished and its functions and members transferred to the Upper Tribunal for Scotland.
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