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Scottish Tribunals

In Scotland there are currently three different types of tribunals:

  • Tribunals that deal with devolved issues and have specific Scottish jurisdiction and structures (such as the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland);
  • Tribunals that deal with reserved issues, but have specific Scottish jurisdiction and structures (such as the tribunal that deals with War Pensions); and
  • Tribunals that deal with reserved issues and have GB‐wide jurisdiction and structures (such as the Social Entitlement Chamber of the First‐tier tribunal which deals with appeals relating to Social Security and Child Support).

The Scottish Tribunals Service

The STS provides administrative support to six tribunals:

Reserved Tribunals

The following reserved tribunals are administered by HM Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS):

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Reform of the Tribunals System

On 15 November 2013 the Scottish Government announced its decision to proceed with the merger of the Scottish Court Service and the Scottish Tribunal Service. 

More information can be found here.

Children's Hearings

The Children’s Hearings System is the care and justice system for children and young people  in Scotland.

Scottish Children's Reporter Administration

Contact:

The Scottish Tribunals Service
First Floor, Bothwell House
Hamilton Business Park
Caird Park
Hamilton, ML3 0QA

Tel: 0800 345 70 60