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  • Evidence and Procedure - the next steps

    Apr 28, 2015
    In March this year, the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service published the Report of its Evidence and Procedure Review. Details of the next steps in developing the ideas on the SCTS’ Report of the Evidence and Procedure Review have been released.
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  • SCTS meets 5 year carbon target

    Apr 10, 2015
    The SCTS has met its ambitious, five year target to reduce energy consumption by 25%, following a strong sustainability programme.
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  • Commercial Court Seminar - 6 July 2015

    Apr 10, 2015
    Commercial court practitioners and others with an interest in commercial law are invited to register their interest in attending a half day seminar jointly chaired by the Rt Hon Lord Gill, Lord President and The Rt Hon Lord Carloway, Lord Justice Clerk.
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Service Standards

At the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service we are committed to providing high-quality services and are holders of the CSE award - Customer Service Excellence. If our service falls below that standard or you  would like to make a complaint, please tell us.  Our complaints procedure shows how to make a complaint, about our service standards 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.

For more information see the Scottish Government website


SCTS  Corporate Plan

The Corporate Plan for 2014 - 2017 and annual business plan 2015/16 sets out the priorities for the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service

Corporate Plan news article

Scottish Tribunals

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service supports nine tribunals. More information

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