Court and Tribunal Arrangements: Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 September

Sep 09, 2022

Arrangements are now being made for a period of mourning following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, which will include a number of ceremonies in central Edinburgh in the coming days.

Our courts and tribunals will continue with the majority of scheduled business, with sheriff summary and JP trials being limited due to availability of police witnesses.

Edinburgh Courts and Tribunals

We are anticipating access to some areas in Edinburgh will be restricted with road closures and diversions causing delays for vehicles and pedestrians.

Therefore High Court trials in Edinburgh will be adjourned or relocated to courts outwith the city where possible.  Criminal appeals will be heard virtually. Court of Session business, where possible, will be heard virtually.

Edinburgh Sheriff Court may be affected by travel disruption and decisions will be taken on individual trials proceeding, with procedural matters being dealt with administratively where possible. Civil cases and the Sheriff Appeal Court will proceed virtually where possible.

Similarly there will be no in-person SCTS Tribunal hearings in George House, but virtual hearings and administrative work will continue.

Updates on any changes to scheduled business and operations during the mourning period will be published on our website here

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