Scottish Civil Justice Council

The Scottish Civil Justice Council replaced the Court of Session Rules Council on 28 May 2013. The new Council will take over the rule drafting functions of this body and will also have a new, wider, role to advise and make recommendations on the civil justice system.

The creation of a single civil rules council for Scotland was one of the recommendations of the Scottish Civil Courts Review. Many of the review recommendations will need new rules of court and the Scottish Civil Justice Council, which will have oversight of the entire civil justice system, will be responsible for taking these forward. It will also be responsible for keeping the civil justice system under constant review.

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