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Latest News

  • Chamber launch marks new era for tribunals

    Dec 01, 2016

    A new structure for tribunals in Scotland comes into effect on Thursday 1 December 2016 with the launch of the Housing and Property Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland and the Upper Tribunal for Scotland.
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  • New Simple Procedure

    Nov 29, 2016

    From 28 November 2016 Simple Procedure replaces the current small claims procedure and part of the summary cause procedure.
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  • Scottish Tribunals on move

    Nov 24, 2016

    Several tribunals are moving this weekend from their present premises at Europa House to new offices in Glasgow which will cause some disruption to IT and phone communication.
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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.


Evidence and Procedure Review – Next Steps

The SCTS is recommending both a new approach to ensure children and vulnerable witnesses are protected from further trauma while giving evidence and radical digital transformation of the summary criminal justice system. 

Evidence and Procedure Report - Next Steps

Jurors Expenses and Receiving Funds Survey

The SCTS are committed to improving the services it offers and would like to hear from court users, jury members and other interested parties about the way that SCTS reimburses expenses and makes payments. 

If you would like to participate in the survey please click HERE



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