• The Journey to Online Processing

    May 09, 2016
    The first phase of the Integrated Case Management System (ICMS) development, which will create the SCTS case management system, launches in October 2016.
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  • OPG suspends early intervention step

    May 04, 2016
    The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has taken the decision to suspend the early intervention step implemented in September 2015.
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  • Victims and Witnesses report published

    Apr 29, 2016
    The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service has published the Standards of Service for Victims and Witnesses Annual Report 2015-2016 produced in partnership with Police Scotland, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, the Scottish Prison Service and the Parole Board for Scotland. Standards of service for victims and witnesses were established in April 2015 and the Annual Report has been prepared to show how the organisations have performed against these standards over the past year and any changes they intend to make and why
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  • Appointment of Lord Justice Clerk

    Apr 13, 2016
    Her Majesty the Queen, on the recommendation of the First Minister, has appointed the Rt. Hon Lady Dorrian QC as Lord Justice Clerk. Lady Dorrian will take up her appointment on 26 April, the day of her installation.
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  • Summary Sheriffs sit for first time

    Apr 01, 2016
    Summary Sheriffs will sit in Scotland’s sheriff courts for the first time today, 1 April 2016, as part of reforms to the Scottish court system.
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