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Latest News

  • Solicitors' fees consultation

    Sep 21, 2017

    The Scottish Civil Justice Council (SCJC) has begun a consultation on the review of solicitors’ fees in the Scottish civil courts.
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  • Modernisation of Summary Criminal Justice in Scotland

    Sep 20, 2017

    Following a series of public roadshows, the Justice Board is convinced that the opportunities and enthusiasm exist to bring about substantial modernisation to summary criminal justice in Scotland.
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  • Inverness Justice Centre gets green light

    Sep 19, 2017

    The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has welcomed today’s decision by The Highland Council to approve updated plans for Scotland’s first purpose-built Justice Centre in Inverness, with construction scheduled to begin in November 2017.
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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.

Juror Information Film

SCTS has produced an information film which shows the different stages of the jury experience.  Watch the juror information film here

Juror film


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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