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  • A quick guide to SCTS twitter accounts Jan 29, 2020

    If you want to connect with us on social media, here is a quick introduction to our SCTS Twitter accounts and the way we use them. Follow to receive the latest information and updates. Read more ...
  • Non-Executive Audit & Risk Committee Member Recruitment Jan 23, 2020

    Could you contribute to ensuring high standards of governance and scrutiny of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) during a period of major reform of the Scottish justice system? Read more ...
  • New Evidence and Hearings Centre in the Spotlight Jan 20, 2020

    SCTS is welcoming members of the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee on a visit to the recently opened Evidence and Hearings Suite, Glasgow on 20 January, the day that legislation comes into force to ensure that child witnesses in the most serious criminal cases will have their evidence pre-recorded. Read more ...
You can now submit Simple Procedure cases, pay court fees, submit supporting documents and respond to any claim lodged, all online at any time. 
Visit Civil Online for details
. Civil Online
SCTS has produced an information film which shows the different stages of the jury experience.  Watch the  juror information film Juror film

The SCTS has led significant work over the past few years to develop proposals for improving the experience of Children and Vulnerable Witnesses in criminal trials, and for transforming Summary Criminal Court Procedure.  Details of this work, which started with the Evidence and Procedure Review in 2015, can be found through the following link:
Read the Evidence and Procedure Review

Simple Procedure replaces the current small claims procedure and part of the summary cause procedure.  It is a court process designed to provide a speedy, inexpensive and informal way to resolve disputes where the monetary value does not exceed £5,000.
Read more on Simple Procedure

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