Share your views on taking part in hearings by telephone or video link

Oct 07, 2022

Ipsos Scotland (the independent research company) and the University of Glasgow, are carrying out research on behalf of the Scottish Government about the impacts of measures introduced during the pandemic, particularly the move to remote, telephone or video hearings.

The research focuses specifically on experiences of justice sector professionals, case parties and judicial office holders in the four types of cases (agreed with the Scottish Government and Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service):

Family law cases (in the Sheriff Court and the Court of Session)

Commercial Actions (in the Sheriff Court and the Court of Session)

Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland cases

Health and Education Chamber cases. 

If you have experience of attending hearings remotely (by telephone or video) in these types of case over the last year, either as a party to the case or as a legal representative, they would like to hear from you.

It’s really important the research hears directly from people like you who have actually attended hearings remotely, so that the findings are informed by real-life experiences.

Please get in touch with the research team to find out more by:

·       Email them at

·       Telephone the Freephone number on 0800 15 22 779

Or text/call Cat Millar on 07583 127 424 or Rachel Ormston on 07583 127 410 (charged at your normal network rate).

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