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Coronavirus: Orders, Guidance and Practice Notes

During the Coronavirus there has been a number of Orders, Information, Guidance and Practice Notes published. 

Court Procedure Guidance

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Guidance on Facilitating Pleas of Guilty in Summary Criminal Proceedings Sheriff and JP Courts PDF132.05 KB05 Jun, 2020 Download
Attendance by electronic means for custody casesPDF363.54 KB04 Jun, 2020 Download

Directions

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Lord President’s Direction No 2 of 2020 Publication on the website of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service. Court of Session. Sheriff CourtPDF285.44 KB09 Jun, 2020 Download
Lord President's Direction No 1 of 2020 Exception to electronic signatures and transmission of documents. Sheriff CourtPDF91.17 KB09 Apr, 2020 Download

Sheriffdom

Glasgow and Strathkelvin

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Coronavirus Guidance - Criminal Business (No 19) (01-07-20)PDF182.51 KB01 Jul, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Civil Business (No 18) (26-06-20)PDF175.23 KB29 Jun, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance (No 17) (Electronic Submission of Documents (24-06-20)PDF136.43 KB25 Jun, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Criminal Business (No 15) (22-05-20)PDF165.76 KB22 May, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Civil Business (No 13) (15-05-20)PDF184.52 KB15 May, 2020 Download
Coronavirus - Order Refixing Summary Criminal Business (No 12) (14-05-20)PDF158.06 KB14 May, 2020 Download
Coronavirus - Order Refixing Summary Criminal Business (No 7) (25-03-20) (corrected)PDF161.49 KB29 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Criminal Business (No 11) (07-04-20)PDF160.39 KB07 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus - Order Refixing Solemn Criminal Business (No 10) (07-04-20)PDF131.53 KB07 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Civil Business (No 5) (24-03-20)PDF179.90 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus - Order Refixing Summary Criminal Business (No 7) (25-03-20)PDF161.58 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Criminal Business (No 8) (25-03-20)PDF158.79 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Warranting of Urgent Writs and Applications (No 9) (27-03-20)PDF125.50 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download

Grampian, Highland and Islands

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Order Transfer Proceedings No 3PDF182.37 KB30 Jun, 2020 Download
Electronic submission of documents Civil No 4 of 2020PDF104.73 KB26 Jun, 2020 Download
Electronic submission of documentsPDF195.62 KB19 Jun, 2020 Download
Guidance Civil No 2PDF244.24 KB19 Jun, 2020 Download
Guidance Summary Business No 2PDF182.91 KB11 Jun, 2020 Download
Order for Criminal Business GHIPDF89.85 KB20 Apr, 2020 Download
Order Transfer of Proceedings SP Pyle No2PDF93.16 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Order Transfer of Proceedings SP Pyle No 1PDF96.17 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Civil Guidance GHIPDF117.55 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Guidance Summary Business GHIPDF71.80 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download

Lothian and Borders

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Guidance Civil businessPDF168.16 KB22 Jun, 2020 Download
LB_Order_Transfer of Criminal BusinessPDF172.92 KB12 Jun, 2020 Download
LB_Order_Transfer of Business_2 June 2020PDF103.88 KB02 Jun, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance_LB_Summary Criminal Business_20 May 2020PDF117.36 KB21 May, 2020 Download
Act of Court 1 - 2020PDF54.05 KB14 May, 2020 Download
LB Covid-19 Civil Business 30 April 2020PDF369.24 KB30 Apr, 2020 Download
LB_Order_Transfer of Business_25.Mar.20PDF143.75 KB02 Apr, 2020 Download
Guidance re CONVIC 19 Arrangements re SCRA Cases_25 03 20PDF175.90 KB02 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance Family Court BusinessPDF137.25 KB02 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance Civil Criminal Business_26 Mar 20PDF125.35 KB02 Apr, 2020 Download

North Strathclyde

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Civil Business No 5PDF273.35 KB03 Jul, 2020 Download
Electronic submisison of documents No2 26.06.20PDF254.38 KB26 Jun, 2020 Download
Amended Act of Court for Public Holidays in July Aug Sept 2020PDF82.40 KB23 Jun, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance Civil Business No 4PDF357.22 KB11 Jun, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Order No. 4 - Criminal Business - 1 June 2020PDF236.20 KB01 Jun, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Order No. 5 - Criminal Business - 1 June 2020PDF219.41 KB01 Jun, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Criminal Business (No 3)PDF156.93 KB19 May, 2020 Download
Amended Act of Court 2020 (Public Holiday Custody Court Sittings)PDF34.93 KB19 May, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Criminal Business (No 2)PDF247.87 KB10 Apr, 2020 Download
Order Transfer of Proceedings NS 26 March 2020(2)PDF132.16 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Order Refixing Summary Criminal Business 1PDF131.89 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Guidance re SCRA Cases_26 03 20PDF174.13 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Civil Business (No 1) (24-03-20).pdfPDF142.91 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Criminal Business (No 1) (updated)PDF145.81 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Civil Business 25 March_PDF101.28 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download

South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway

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Act of Court No 3 (Criminal Court Holidays)PDF57.90 KB02 Jul, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 16PDF73.32 KB30 Jun, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 15PDF215.76 KB19 Jun, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 14PDF460.13 KB19 Jun, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 13PDF134.52 KB12 Jun, 2020 Download
SSDG Guidance for Practitioners and Litigants - Management of Civil Business 100620PDF378.77 KB10 Jun, 2020 Download
SSDG Guidance for Practitioners and Litigants - Electronic Submission of Documents 100620PDF109.49 KB10 Jun, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 12PDF95.94 KB02 Jun, 2020 Download
Act of Court No 2 (Criminal Court Holidays)PDF39.69 KB29 May, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 11PDF68.87 KB28 May, 2020 Download
Act of Court No 1 (Criminal Court Holidays) PDF45.50 KB18 May, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 10 Covid-19PDF101.63 KB18 May, 2020 Download
SSDG Information Notice 6 May 2020PDF44.91 KB06 May, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 9 Covid-19PDF139.39 KB06 May, 2020 Download
SSDG Information Notice 17 April 2020PDF175.18 KB17 Apr, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 8 Covid-19PDF148.28 KB17 Apr, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 7 Covid-19PDF145.15 KB15 Apr, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 6 Covid-19PDF92.26 KB08 Apr, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 5 Covid-19PDF225.86 KB08 Apr, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 4 Covid-19: updatedPDF95.76 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 4 Covid-19PDF89.56 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 3 Covid-19PDF71.36 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 2 Covid-19PDF105.03 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
SSDG Local Practice Note 1 Covid-19 PDF136.17 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Amended Refixing Summary Criminal Business (23-03-20).docx1 (3) (3) (2) LanarkPDF108.09 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download

Tayside, Central and Fife

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Order 9 in Respect of Summary and Solemn Criminal BusinessPDF325.06 KB02 Jul, 2020 Download
Act of Court No 3 of 2020PDF140.09 KB19 Jun, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Civil Business No 3PDF238.05 KB18 Jun, 2020 Download
Order 8 in Respect of Summary and Solemn Criminal Business (all Fife cases to Kirkcaldy)PDF274.05 KB09 Jun, 2020 Download
Sheriff Court Practice Note - TCF - Number 7 of 2020 - Criminal BusinessPDF379.47 KB01 Jun, 2020 Download
Act of Court - TCF - Number 2 of 2020PDF141.30 KB01 Jun, 2020 Download
Sheriff Court Practice Note - TCF - Number 6 of 2020 - Criminal Business PDF403.88 KB01 Jun, 2020 Download
Act of Court 2020 (No 2) - Criminal Court HolidaysPDF70.74 KB19 May, 2020 Download
Practice Note No. 1 of 2020 - Commercial actionsPDF333.36 KB30 Apr, 2020 Download
Order in Respect of Summary Criminal Business - Order No. 5 of 2020PDF314.88 KB17 Apr, 2020 Download
Order in Respect of Summary Criminal Business - Order No. 4 of 2020PDF157.50 KB08 Apr, 2020 Download
Order in Respect of Summary Criminal Business - Order No. 3 of 2020PDF155.99 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Order in Respect of Summary Criminal Business - Order No. 2 of 2020PDF140.41 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Order in Respect of Solemn and Summary Proceedings - Order No. 1 of 2020PDF133.89 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Guidance re SCRA Cases_26 03 20PDF155.46 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Guidance re AWI applicationsPDF158.42 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Criminal Business (No 1) (24-03-20)PDF118.82 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Civil Business (No1) (24-03-20) (Dundee)PDF108.04 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Civil Business (No2) (24-03-20) (Falkirk)PDF107.77 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download

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