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  • Court buildings closed for local holidays Sep 18, 2020

    Ayr, Campbeltown Edinburgh, Jedburgh, Kilmarnock, Livingston, Selkirk and Stornoway Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Courts, Supreme Court and Judicial Office and Tribunals Edinburgh will be closed for local public holidays on Monday 21 September. Read more ...
  • Beware scam emails Sep 17, 2020

    We have been informed that some members of the public have received scam emails purporting to be about jury citation and fixed penalty notices. Read more ...
  • Civil Online – Introducing Bulk Submission Sep 16, 2020

    We have introduced a new facility to enable legal firms to transfer simple procedure applications from their internal case management systems directly into Civil Online. Read more ...
You can submit Simple Procedure cases, pay court, submit supporting documents and respond to any claim lodged, all online at any time. 
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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 below.
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 about Simple Procedure

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