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  • Fees Orders Jun 23, 2022

    The information contained on the Court Fees pages is currently being updated to reflect these new fees including the provision of a new fee exemption form to be used from 1 July 2022. Read more ...
  • Monthly information on Criminal Case Throughput for May 2022 Jun 21, 2022

    The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service has published today the latest monthly workbook to show the throughput of criminal cases in our courts. The trial backlog has reduced by nearly 1,500 trials since the end of April. Read more ...
  • Face coverings still recommended as case numbers rise Jun 20, 2022

    Following a rise in Covid-19 infections in recent weeks, we would like to remind all that the wearing of face coverings in our buildings continues to be strongly recommended, in line with Scottish Government guidance. Read more ...

Webex is now widely used in the Court of Session, Sheriff Appeal Court, Personal Injury Court, Sheriff civil courts proofs, debates, evidential and Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) hearings, and for tribunal hearings, including the Upper Tribunal. 

Read information on accessing virtual hearings and for those participating in, or preparing for, virtual courts or remote attendance in hearings.

We have produced a short film that shows how a virtual hearing in a civil court works to enable business to take place efficiently and effectively. 


Court User Satisfaction Survey

SCTS is seeking feedback from people involved in civil cases and we would be grateful if you would take some time to complete a survey. Feedback on your experience and the quality and standard of the service you have received throughout is essential in helping us make the right improvements that reflect your needs and expectations. We would be grateful if you could take some time to complete a survey which can be found at the following link: Court User Satisfaction Survey

Currently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, jurors participate in court proceedings from separate remote jury centre, which ensures the jury can all physically distance while hearing evidence and taking part in deliberations about the case. Jurors will view the trial proceedings live on screen with most other trial participants attending the courtroom. 

Find out more about participating in a jury trial in Scotland during coronavirus.

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