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  • Confirmation on simple procedure

    Jul 02, 2020
    Further to discussion between SCTS and the Law Society, Sheriffs Principal have confirmed that in line with the published guidance of 1 June 2020, all simple procedure claims, submitted either via Civil Online, email or paper, will be registered, provided they were lodged before the receiving court moved into phase 2 of its recovery programme, after 15 June.
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  • Simple Procedure Update

    Jun 30, 2020
    The Law Society raised the issue of simple procedure actions with us and asked us to clarify the position.See update.
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  • The Future of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals

    Jun 19, 2020
    The Lord President, Lord Carloway, today issued a statement on the impact of the Coronavirus situation upon Scotland's courts and tribunals.
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  • First Multiple Day Evidential Hearing, Court of Session

    Jun 18, 2020
    Today saw the first multiple day evidential hearing in the Court of Session involving eight witnesses giving evidence over two days with the third day focusing on submissions by counsel.
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  • Re-starting High Court jury trials

    Jun 15, 2020
    The first jury citations for potential jurors to be issued since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown have today been sent out in preparation for High Court trials to restart in Edinburgh and Glasgow in July.
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