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  • Prorogation case opinions Sep 12, 2019

    The Opinions in the reclaiming motion by Joanna Cherry QC MP and Others against the Advocate General have now been issued. The Opinions can be read in full via a link and also on the Court of Session Judgments page of the SCTS website. Read more ...
  • First digital evidence hearing Sep 12, 2019

    The first digital evidential hearing in a Simple Procedure case took place last month in Aberdeen Sheriff Court. Read more ...
  • Seven courts closed for local holidays Sep 11, 2019

    Please note that courts in Edinburgh, Jedburgh, Livingston, Lochmaddy, Portree and Selkirk will be closed for local holidays this Monday,16 September. 2019. Read more ...
You can now submit Simple Procedure cases, pay court fees, submit supporting documents and respond to any claim lodged, all online at any time. 
Visit Civil Online for details
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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

The SCTS has led significant work over the past few years to develop proposals for improving the experience of Children and Vulnerable Witnesses in criminal trials, and for transforming Summary Criminal Court Procedure.  Details of this work, which started with the Evidence and Procedure Review in 2015, can be found through the following link:
Read the Evidence and Procedure Review

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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