The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service
We welcome your comments and suggestions based on your experience of our services or our website and you can either send these to:
We know that we will not always get things right. When that happens the best thing to do is raise the matter right away and see if we can resolve it. If that isn’t possible our complaints procedure sets out how we will investigate and deal with your complaint and the timescales involved.
Other individuals and organisations are represented in court and below we list the contact details for those, not part of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service, if you wish to make a complaint.
Members of the Judiciary
Decisions made by members of the Judiciary in exercise of their duties are only subject to review by the Appeal Courts. If you have a complaint about the conduct of individual judges or sheriffs which is not related to a decision taken by them in exercise of their duties, there is a judicial complaints procedure
which must be followed.
To complain about a solicitor you must contact the senior partner of the firm that acted for you. Or you can contact the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission
A complaint about a social worker is directed to the Director of Social Work of the appropriate Council. Contact information for councils is available from Cosla
To make a complaint about a police officer you should use the Police Scotland form
to initiate the process of making a formal complaint against one or more officers or members of support staff employed by Police Service of Scotland.
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
To make a complaint about this service or their staff call 01389 739 557, email Complaints@copfs.gsi.gov.uk or write to Response and Information Unit, Crown Office, 25 Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LA