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Latest News

  • Commercial Court Conference 2018

    Mar 29, 2018

    A Commercial Court Conference focusing on electronic documents is to be held in the Laigh Hall, Parliament House, Edinburgh, on Monday 30 April 2018.
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  • SCTS Gender Pay Gap Report published

    Mar 29, 2018

    In accordance with legislation, SCTS has published its Gender Pay Gap report.
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  • Countdown to Earth Hour

    Mar 22, 2018

    The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) is going green for Earth Hour with green floodlighting of Parliament House in Edinburgh and Inverness Sheriff Court this week – followed by the big switch-off on Saturday.
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Civil Online Now Live

Civil Online is a secure online service that enables you to access information about your simple procedure case.  More information is available HERE

Civil Online

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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