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SCTS News

  • SCTS Chief Executive speaks to the Justice Committee

    May 19, 2020
    The SCTS Chief Executive Eric McQueen told the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee today that trials will recommence in Scotland as soon as it is practical and safe to do so.
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  • 18 May Edinburgh public holiday

    May 15, 2020
    The Edinburgh Supreme Courts, Edinburgh Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court and Edinburgh Tribunals will be closed for a public holiday on Monday 18 May. Edinburgh Sheriff Court will still be hearing custodies on this day.
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  • Business in the All Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court

    May 15, 2020
    Guidance published today outlines how the All Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court (ASSPIC) will restart business during the current Coronavirus situation.
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  • Jury trials working group

    May 12, 2020
    The Lord Justice General, Lord Carloway, has today (12 May) established a short-term working group, led by the Lord Justice Clerk, Lady Dorrian, to consider the practicalities of recommencing trials by jury as and when public health guidelines permit such a move.
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  • Extending Criminal Business in Sheriff Courts

    May 11, 2020
    During the Coronavirus outbreak, criminal court business in Scotland is currently limited to urgent and essential business which includes custody hearings, urgent bail hearings or applications to extend custody time limits.
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